An Experimental Study of Effect of Water on Ignition and Combustion Characteristics of Single Droplets of Glycerol

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Abstract

© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. The effect of water on the ignition and combustion characteristics of single droplets of glycerol was studied experimentally. Distilled water was added into a pure glycerol at concentrations ranging from 5% to 20% v/v. The single droplets of glycerol with and without water addition were suspended on the tip of a silicon fibre, and ignited and combusted in air at 1023K. The ignition and combustion processes of the single droplets were recorded using a CCD camera. The droplet size, burning rate, ignition delay time, burnout time, and total combustion time were determined. It was found that the burning rate and the ignition delay time of glycerol droplets increased with increasing water concentration. However, the addition of water in the glycerol resulted in shorter burnout times and had negligible effect on the total combustion time of the glycerol droplets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Procedia
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherElsevier
Pages578-583
Volume75
ISBN (Print)18766102
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAn Experimental Study of Effect of Water on Ignition and Combustion Characteristics of Single Droplets of Glycerol - Abu Dhabi
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

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ConferenceAn Experimental Study of Effect of Water on Ignition and Combustion Characteristics of Single Droplets of Glycerol
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