Soot Production in Flickering Methane, Propane, and Ethylene Diffusion Flames.
Soot Production in Flickering Methane, Propane, and
Ethylene Diffusion Flames.
Shaddix, C. R.; Smyth, K. C.
NISTIR 5499; September 1994.
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual
Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts.
October 17-20, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, 133-134 pp, 1994.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-104964
fire research; diffusion flames; soot; methane; propane;
Diffusion flames originating from gaseous jets, liquid
pools, or even solid materials frequently exhibit a
periodic flickering behavior, whose effect on the
chemical fields within the flame is not understood. In
particular, the slow rates of soot particle inception
chemistry and of carbon monoxide oxidation might be
expected to result in strong sensitivity of soot and CO
production to the complex, time-varying flowfields
present in flickering flames; this would have important
consequences for flame radiation and the emission of
smoke and CO.