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Swirling flame. Part 2. Electric field effect on the soot formation and Greenhouse emissions

M. Zaķe1 , I. Barmina1 , D. Turlajs2 , M. Lubāne1 , A. Krumiņa3

1 Institute of Physics, University of Latvia, Salaspils-1, LV-2169 Latvia
2 Riga Technical University, Ezermalas Street, 6, LV-1014, Latvia
3 Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Riga Technical University, Salaspils-1, LV-2169, Latvia

Experimental investigations of the DC field effect on the swirling flame and the phenomena, which cause the formation of soot nanoparticles (carbon black) and greenhouse emissions (CO2, NOx), are carried out. Field-enhanced variations of the flame shape, structure, temperature profiles and the corresponding emission levels are studied for the conditions of the axial fuel and swirling air supply, with incomplete mixing of the fuel and airflows and the development of the stage fuel combustion along the swirling flame. The electric field-enhanced mass transfer of gas species is found to control the swirl-induced internal recirculation, fuel-air mixing and the temperature field near the burner outlet with a direct impact on the processes of soot formation and carbon sequestration from the swirling flame. In addition, parametric studies of emissions were carried out to investigate the electric field effect on the greenhouse gas emissions and to obtain a parametrically optimized swirling combustion. Figs 14, Refs 23.

Magnetohydrodynamics 40, No. 2, 183-202, 2004 [PDF, 0.32 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X