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Type: Journal article
Title: Importance of initial momentum rate and air-fuel premixing on moderate or intense low oxygen dilution (MILD) combustion in a recuperative furnace
Author: Mi, J.
Li, P.
Dally, B.
Craig, R.
Citation: Energy & Fuels, 2009; 23(11):5349-5356
Publisher: Amer Chemical Soc
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 0887-0624
1520-5029
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Jianchun Mi, Pengfei Li, Bassam B. Dally, and Richard A. Craig
Abstract: This paper reports an investigation on the influences of air−fuel injection momentum rate and the air−fuel premixing on the moderate or intense low oxygen dilution (MILD) combustion in a 20-kW recuperative furnace. Various patterns of partially and fully premixed reactants have proven experimentally to work extremely well in the present furnace. H2 recorded for a variety of equivalence ratios at a firing rate of 10 kW. The present numerical study suggests that there is a critical momentum rate of the inlet fuel−air mixture below which the MILD combustion cannot occur. Also, it is revealed, both experimentally and numerically, that, above the critical rate, both the inlet fuel−air mixedness and momentum rate impose insignificant influence on the stability of and emissions from the MILD combustion.
Description: Copyright © 2009 American Chemical Society
RMID: 0020094406
DOI: 10.1021/ef900866v
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