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Combustion, Explosion and Shock Waves

2017 year, number 5

Study on Flame Structures and Emissions of CO and NO in Various CH4/O2/N2-O2/N2 Counterflow Premixed Flames

J. Luo, L. Tian, L. Liu, Z.-Zh. Cheng
Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin 300401, China
Keywords: пламя ППНК/ОКВ, двухзонная структура пламени, эмиссия загрязняющих веществ, ODPP/OESC flame, double flame structure, emissions


An oxygen-diluted partially premixed/oxygen-enriched supplemental combustion (ODPP/OESC) counterflow flame is studied in this paper. Flame images are obtained through experiments and numerical simulations with the GRI-Mech 3.0 chemistry. The oxygen dilution effects are revealed by comparing the flame structures and emissions with those of a premixed flame and partially premixed flame (PPF) at the same equivalence ratio ( f = 0.95 and f f = 1.4). The results show that both PPF and ODPP/OESC flames have distinct double flame structures; however, the location of the premixed combustion zone and the distance between premixed/nonpremixed combustion zone are significantly different for these two cases. For the ODPP/OESC flame, the temperature in the premixed combustion zone is lower and the premixed zone itself is located farther downstream from the fuel nozzle, which leads to reduction of NO and CO emissions, as compared to those of the PPF. Therefore, by adjusting the distribution of the oxygen concentration in the premixed and nonpremixed combustion zones, the ODPP/OESC can effectively balance the chemical reaction rate in the entire combustion zone and, consequently, reduce emissions.