Plasma-assisted combustion system based on nonsteady-state gas-discharge plasma torch

Yury D. Korolev, Oleg B. Frants, Nikolay V. Landl, Vladimir G. Geyman, Ilja A. Shemyakin, Aleksey A. Enenko, Igor B. Matveev

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    This paper describes the experiments with the plasma-assisted combustion system as applied to gaseous hydrocarbons. The system is based on a nonsteady-state gas-discharge plasmatron with a low average current. One of the subjects of the investigations is to elucidate a correlation between the discharge burning regimes in the plasmatron and the properties of the torch flame in the combustion chamber. Depending on the gas-discharge regimes and plasmatron design, the conditions of complete hydrocarbon combustion and partial oxidation have been demonstrated. Aside from that, the data on testing a special power supply intentionally developed for nonsteady discharge powering are presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number5318251
    Pages (from-to)2314-2320
    Number of pages7
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009


    • Glow-to-spark transition
    • Hydrocarbon partial oxidation
    • Plasma torches
    • Plasma-assisted combustion

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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