Reducing the flue gases temperature by individual droplets, aerosol, and large water batches

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This study examines the traces of water droplets moving through high-temperature combustion products (initial temperatures are 430–950 K). The temperature of a gas-vapor mixture in the area of droplet traces is measured using low-inertia thermocouples (thermal lag is less than 0.1 s). The paper considers aerosol flows with droplet size of 0.04–0.4 mm and concentration of 3.8·10−5–10.3·10−5 m3 of droplets/m3 of gas, as well as individual droplets (sized 1.5–2.5 mm), and relatively large water massifs (sized 22–30 mm). The typical gas temperature reduction in the trace of a moving liquid ranges from 15 K to 140 K. The times of keeping the low temperature of the gas-vapor mixture in the droplet trace are from 3 s to 30 s relative to the initial gas temperature. The study indicates how such factors as initial droplet size, velocities of the high-temperature gas flows, volume concentration of droplets, combustion products temperature and initial water temperature influence the integral characteristics of temperature traces of droplets. For the experiments with single drops, large masses and aerosol drops, the comparative analysis takes place for conditions, at which the convective heat transfer between liquid and combustion products dominates over an evaporation. The experimental data substantiate the hypothesis which suggests that the temperature traces of water droplets are kept during quite a long time even for small droplets. The experimental data are a key basis for the development of the drip systems of controlled gas temperature reduction via the intensification of phase transitions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-316
Number of pages16
JournalExperimental Thermal and Fluid Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017


  • Aerosols
  • Batches
  • Droplets
  • High-temperature gases
  • Temperature trace
  • Water droplet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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