A parametric study of NO2 emission from turbulent H-2 and CH4 jet diffusion flames
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HOT BURNED GAS; MIXING REGION; COOL AIR; Thermodynamics; Energy & Fuels; Engineering, Multidisciplinary; Engineering, Chemical
Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emission levels of fuel jets were experimentally studied for H-2, H-2/He mixtures, a H-2/He/CH4 mixture, and CH4. The study was undertaken to understand the dependence of NO2 emission in turbulent diffusion flames on parameters other than the widely known effects of rapid mixing. These parameters are fuel types (CH4 vs H-2), the initial NO level, and the flame temperature. The fuel mixtures were chosen such that these factors could be investigated independently. In all the flames studied, NO2/NOx increases with decreasing NO concentration in the flame and with decreasing adiabatic flame temperature. The CH4 fuel demonstrates a qualitatively different influence on the NO2/NOx ratio than H-2. Its effects are most pronounced when the flame blowout limit is approached. Adding a small amount of CH4 to the H-2 flames also qualitatively affected the NO2/NOx ratio. (C) 1998 by The Combustion Institute.
Combustion and Flame
"A parametric study of NO2 emission from turbulent H-2 and CH4 jet diffusion flames" (1998). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2204.