This paper describes an experimental study of the flame structure inside a combustor can of a gas turbine engine which was fueled with pure kerosene and kerosene-water emulsions. The effects of water content (5 and 10% by volume) in its emulsion with kerosene stabilized by the addition of a small amount of chemical surfactant (1% by volume) on the flame stability, temperature profiles, flame radiation, and the concentration profiles of CO, NO, NOx, O2, and soot have been studied. The results demonstrate that emulsification of kerosene with water decreases the emissions of NO, NOx, and soot and increases the emission of CO.

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