Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Carbon Monoxide and Soot Formation in Inverse Diffusion Flames.



L G. Blevins, George W. Mulholland, R W. Davis


The objective of this project is to study carbon monoxide (CO) and soot formation in laminar, inverse diffusion flames (IDFs). The IDF is used because it is a special case of underventilated combustion. The microgravity environment is crucial for this study because buoyancy-induced instabilities impede systematic variation of IDF operating conditions in normal gravity. The project described in this paper is just beginning, and no results are available. Hence, the goals of this paper are to establish the motivation for the research, to review the IDF literature, and to briefly introduce the experimental and computational plan for the research.
Proceedings Title
International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, 5th. Proceedings
Conference Dates
May 1, 1999
Conference Location
Cleveland, OH


diffusion flames, carbon monoxide, soot formation, laminar flames, combustion, microgravity


Blevins, L. , Mulholland, G. and Davis, R. (1999), Carbon Monoxide and Soot Formation in Inverse Diffusion Flames., International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, 5th. Proceedings, Cleveland, OH, [online], (Accessed February 23, 2024)
Created May 1, 1999, Updated February 17, 2017