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Low Temperature Soot Regime of Propane/Air in a Micro Flow Reactor with Controlled Temperature Profile

Abstract Micro/meso combustion has several advantages over regular combustion in terms of scale, efficiency, enhanced heat and mass transfer, quick startup and shutdown, fuel utilization and carbon footprint. This study aims to analyze the effect of temperature on critical sooting equivalence ratio and precursor formation in a micro-flow reactor. The effect of temperature on the critical sooting equivalence ratio of propane/air mixture at atmospheric pressure with temperatures ranging from 750-1250°C was investigated using a micro-flow reactor with a controlled temperature profile of diameter 2.3mm, equivalence ratios of 1-13 and inlet flow rates of 10 and 100sccm. The effect of inert gas dilution was studied by adding 90sccm of nitrogen to 10sccm o... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Khalid, Abdul Hannan Hannan (Author) / Milcarek, Ryan (Advisor) / Dahm, Werner (Committee member) / Kim, Jeonglae (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Aerospace engineering / Emissions / Energy / Flow reactors / Low temperature soot / Micro-combustion / Soot
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 76 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Aerospace Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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