Measured peak flame temperatures and flame shape in glycerol spray flames

Myles D. Bohon*, William L. Roberts

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Glycerol, the largest by-product in the biodiesel transesterification process, is currently being investigated as a potential low-BTU fuel, particularly for biodiesel producers requiring on-site process heating. In earlier works, it was observed that the combustion of pure glycerol resulted in extremely low NOx emissions, despite having an adiabatic flame temperature that is comparable with more traditional fuels such as diesel. This work attempts to investigate the cause of this low NOx formation through measurements of the time-averaged, spatially resolved peak flame temperatures via thermocouples. Comparisons are made with diesel fuel in the same swirl burner over a range of operating conditions and flame structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2013
PublisherKorean Society of Combustion
StatePublished - 2013
Event9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2013 - Gyeongju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: May 19 2013May 22 2013

Other

Other9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGyeongju
Period05/19/1305/22/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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