Pulsed flow modulation of soot production in a laminar jet-diffusion flame

O. A. Ezekoye*, K. M. Martin, Fabrizio Bisetti

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

An axisymmetric, co-flow, acetylene-air diffusion flame was driven by an acoustic source at frequencies ranging from 230 to 1000 Hz and powers of 0-10 w. The acoustic velocity at the fuel exit plane strongly affected the soot concentration within the flame and emitted by the flame. When the acoustic velocity magnitudes were much larger than the mean fuel velocity, the average soot number concentration measured far downstream of the flame was reduced by almost three orders of magnitude. A simple scaling analysis was performed to show that a partial premixing mechanism might be responsible for the observed changes to the soot properties of the flame. To test this hypothesis, sooting properties of partially premixed flames were characterized over a range of equivalence ratio in the same burner. While initial addition of air into the fuel stream slightly increased the amount of soot released, further addition of air suppressed soot production. Comparisons of the acoustically forced flames to partially premixed flames supported the hypothesis that the acoustic field aids in partially premixing the flame.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Event30th International Symposium on Combustion, Abstracts of Symposium Papers - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 25 2004Jul 30 2004

Other

Other30th International Symposium on Combustion, Abstracts of Symposium Papers
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period07/25/0407/30/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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