Effects of hydrogen concentration on premixed laminar flames of hydrogen-methane-air

Ekenechukwu C. Okafor, Akihiro Hayakawa, Yukihide Nagano, Toshiaki Kitagawa

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Abstract

The unstretched laminar burning velocities and Markstein numbers of spherically propagating hydrogen-methane-air flames were studied at a mixture pressure of 0.10 MPa and a mixture temperature of 350 K. The fraction of hydrogen in the binary fuel was varied from 0 to 1.0 at equivalence ratios of 0.8, 1.0 and 1.2. The unstretched laminar burning velocity increased non-linearly with hydrogen fraction for all the equivalence ratios. The Markstein number varied non-monotonically at equivalence ratios of 0.8 and 1.0 and increased monotonically at equivalence ratio of 1.2 with increasing hydrogen fraction. Analytical evaluation of the Markstein number suggested that the trends could be due to the effective Lewis number, which varied non-monotonically with hydrogen fraction at equivalence ratios of 0.8 and 1.0 and increased monotonically at 1.2. The propensity of flame instability varied non-monotonically with hydrogen fraction at equivalence ratios of 0.8 and 1.0.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2409-2417
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb 4
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Flame instability
  • Hydrogen
  • Laminar burning velocity
  • Lewis number
  • Markstein number
  • Methane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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