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Soot Inception in a Well Stirred Reactor



L G. Blevins, K A. Jensen, R A. Ristau, N Y. Yang, C W. Frayne, R C. Striebich, M J. DeWitt, S D. Stouffer, E J. Lee, Robert A. Fletcher, J M. Oran, Joseph M. Conny, George W. Mulholland


Soot samples collected from a well stirred reactor operating with ethylene/air equivalence ratios of 1.9, 2.0, and 2.1 were examined to determine yield, size distribution, morphology, and composition. For F = 1.9, particles are absent. For F = 2.0 and 2.1, soot particles are young, slightly organic, and slightly carbonized relative to precursor particles.
Meeting of the U.S. Sections of the Combustion Institute


nano-DMA, PAH analysis, plug flow reactor, precursor particles, soot inception, TEM, thermo optical analysis, wee stirred reactor


Blevins, L. , Jensen, K. , Ristau, R. , Yang, N. , Frayne, C. , Striebich, R. , DeWitt, M. , Stouffer, S. , Lee, E. , Fletcher, R. , Oran, J. , Conny, J. and Mulholland, G. (2003), Soot Inception in a Well Stirred Reactor, Meeting of the U.S. Sections of the Combustion Institute (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created March 19, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017