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Flame chemiluminescence from CO2- and N2-diluted laminar CH4 /air premixed flames

Guiberti, Thibault and Durox, Daniel and Schuller, Thierry Flame chemiluminescence from CO2- and N2-diluted laminar CH4 /air premixed flames. (2017) Combustion and Flame, 181. 110-122. ISSN 0010-2180

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2017.01.032


An experimental and numerical investigation of the chemiluminescence signals from OH∗ , CH∗ , and CO2 ∗ is conducted for laminar premixed conical CH4/air flames diluted with CO2 or N2. Experiments are con- ducted either at fixed equivalence ratio or fixed adiabatic flame temperature. An ICCD camera, equipped with different narrow bandpass filters, is used to record flame images at 307 nm (OH∗), 430 nm (CH∗), and 455 nm (CO2∗). A spectrometer is also used to correct the OH∗ and CH∗ emissions from the CO2∗ broadband background emission. Measured chemiluminescence intensities are then compared to one dimensional freely-propagating-flame direct simulations accounting for the chemistry of the excited radicals. Simulations predict accurately the OH∗ chemiluminescence intensity, independently of the diluent nature and concentration. Correction for the CO2∗ background has a weak influence on the recorded OH∗ signal. Predictions of CH∗ emissions are also in good agreement with experimental data if the CO2∗ back- ground intensity is subtracted from intensity measurements. Measured and calculated CO2∗ emissions lead to acceptable results using a simplified chemistry mechanism for CO2∗ and an heuristic model for its emission intensity. Finally, it is shown that CO2 dilution modifies chemiluminescence intensity couples and particularly the OH∗/CO2∗ intensity ratio. These ratios regularly decrease with CO2 dilution, a feature which is reproduced by the simulations. It is then shown that the ratio OH∗/CO2∗ is well suited to infer the CO2 diluent concentration in diluted CH4/air flames, a method which appears not feasible for sensing N2 in N2-diluted CH4/air flames.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-01590816
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - KAUST (SAUDI ARABIA)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > CentraleSupélec (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:20 Sep 2017 10:44

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