Plasma-assisted combustion system for incineration of oil slimes

Yury D. Korolev, Oleg B. Frants, Nikolay V. Landl, Vladimir G. Geyman, Alexander G. Karengin, Andrey D. Pobereznikov, Yongho Kim, Louis A. Rosocha, Igor B. Matveev

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This paper deals with the experiments on methane oxidation in a torch flame that is sustained in a combustion chamber by a low-current nonsteady-state plasmatron. The regimes of operation for such a system in a wide range of air-methane mixtures are analyzed. With the results of experiments, a torch flame generator with a heat power density per unit area at the exit of combustion chamber of about 1 kW/cm2 is developed. The generator represents an independent unit that can be used in different applications. As an example of application, a usage of the generator in an installation for incineration of oil slimes is described. The flame with a total heat power at a level of 10 kW is directed to a furnace where it assists the burning process of an atomized water-slime composition. Typical content of water in the composition is from 40% to 50% and total expenditure of the composition in continuous mode of operation is from 400 to 600 L/h. The productivity of the installation with respect to slime incineration amounts to 0.25 m3/h.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6605644
Pages (from-to)3214-3222
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013


  • Hydrocarbon oxidation
  • Oil slime
  • Plasma torches
  • Plasma-assisted combustion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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