With the increased utilization of multicomponent fuels, such as natural gas and biogas, in industrial applications, there is a need to be able to effectively model and predict the properties of jet flames for mixed fuels. In addition, the interaction of these diluted fuels with outside influences (such as differing levels of coflow air) is a primary consideration. Experiments were performed on methane jet flames under the influence of varying levels of nitrogen dilution, from low Reynolds number lifted regimes to blowout, observing the influence of the nitrogen on lifted flame height and flame chemiluminesence images. These findings were analyzed and compared with existing lifted jet flame relations, such as the flammable region approximation proposed by Tieszen et al., as well as to undiluted flames. The influence of nitrogen dilution was seen to have an effect on the liftoff height of the flame, as well as the blowout velocity of the flame, but was seen to have a less pronounced effect compared with flames with coflowing air.
Nitrogen-Diluted Methane Flames in the Near-and Far-Field
North Carolina State University,
Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME for publication in the Journal of Energy Resources Technology. Manuscript received January 29, 2013; final manuscript received April 17, 2013; published online July 2, 2013. Editor: Hameed Metghalchi.
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Kribs, J., Moore, N., Hasan, T., and Lyons, K. (July 2, 2013). "Nitrogen-Diluted Methane Flames in the Near-and Far-Field." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. December 2013; 135(4): 042205. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4024315
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