Effects of plasma injection on combustion processes

Yasuhiro Iwamura, Hideaki Ohta, Kimishiro Tokuda

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Abstract

We investigated the effects of plasma injection on combustion processes with emission spectroscopy. Weakly ionized nitrogen plasma generated by DC arc discharge was injected into a machine flame. We noticed the great enhancement of emission intensities of OH, CH and C2 radicals, and observed the increments of oxygen consumption rates and limits of flammability. The authors introduced a physical model that supported the experimental results. As a result, we concluded that vibrationally excited molecules produced by plasma injection played important roles in the enhancement of combustion reaction rates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Impact, Energy Systems, New Technology for Energy Utilization, Policy Issues, Renewable Energy Sources, Stirling Cycles
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by SAE
Pages121-126
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780313887
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 28th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 1993 Aug 81993 Aug 13

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0146-955X

Other

OtherProceedings of the 28th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period93/8/893/8/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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