Low temperature combustion of organic coal-water fuel droplets containing petrochemicals while soaring in a combustion chamber model

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The paper examines the integral characteristics (minimum temperature, ignition delay times) of stable combustion initiation of organic coal-water fuel droplets (initial radius is 0.3-1.5 mm) in the oxidizer flow (the temperature and velocity varied in ranges 500-900 K, 0.5-3 m/s). The main components of organic coal-water fuel were: Brown coal particles, filter-cakes obtained in coal processing, waste engine, and turbine oils. The different modes of soaring and ignition of organic coal-water fuel have been established. The conditions have been set under which it is possible to implement the sustainable soaring and ignition of organic coal-water fuel droplets. We have compared the ignition characteristics with those defined in the traditional approach (based on placing the droplets on a low-inertia thermocouple junction into the combustion chamber). The paper shows the scale of the influence of heat sink over the thermocouple junction on ignition inertia. An original technique for releasing organic coal-water fuel droplets to the combustion chamber was proposed and tested. The limitations of this technique and the prospects of experimental results for the optimization of energy equipment operation were also formulated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1057-1066
Number of pages10
JournalThermal Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017



  • Combustion chamber model
  • Droplet
  • Low-temperature combustion
  • Organic coal-water fuel
  • Soaring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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