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Carbon Monoxide and Soot Formation in Inverse Diffusion Flames.


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Blevins, L. G.; Mulholland, G. W.; Davis, R. W.

International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, 5th. Proceedings. May 1999, Cleveland, OH, [pages unknown] pp, 1999.

Keywords:

diffusion flames; carbon monoxide; soot formation; laminar flames; combustion; microgravity

Abstract:

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 research.