Carbon Monoxide and Soot Formation in Inverse Diffusion Flames.
Carbon Monoxide and Soot Formation in Inverse Diffusion
Blevins, L. G.; Mulholland, G. W.; Davis, R. W.
International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, 5th.
Proceedings. May 1999, Cleveland, OH, [pages unknown]
diffusion flames; carbon monoxide; soot formation;
laminar flames; combustion; microgravity
The objective of this project is to study carbon
monoxide (CO) and soot formation in laminar, inverse
diffusion flames (IDFs). The IDF is used because it is a
special case of underventilated combustion. The
microgravity environment is crucial for this study
because buoyancy-induced instabilities impede systematic
variation of IDF operating conditions in normal gravity.
The project described in this paper is just beginning,
and no results are available. Hence, the goals of this
paper are to establish the motivation for the research,
to review the IDF literature, and to briefly introduce
the experimental and computational plan for the