Combustion and soot emission characteristics of soybean biodiesel in constant volume chamber

Xiaojie Bi, Xinqi Qiao, Chia Fon F. Lee

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Abstract

An optically accessible constant volume chamber was adopted to investigate the combustion and soot emission characteristics of soybean biodiesel under 800, 900, 1000, and 1200 K initial ambient temperatures. Results showed that with the decrease of initial ambient temperature ignition delay prolonged and heat release rate transited from mixing controlled combustion to premixed dominate combustion mode. As the initial temperature decreased, natural flame luminosity gradually decayed, which indicated lower soot emission at lower initial ambient temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)842-849
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 18 2016

Keywords

  • Laser diagnostics
  • natural flame luminosity
  • soot emission
  • soybean biodiesel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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