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A simple photoacoustic method for the in situ study of soot distribution in flames

Humphries, G. S., Dunn, J., Lengden, M., Hossain, Md. Moinul, Burns, I. S., Black, J. D. (2015) A simple photoacoustic method for the in situ study of soot distribution in flames. Applied Physics B, 119 (4). pp. 709-715. ISSN 1432-0649. (doi:10.1007/s00340-015-6132-y)

Abstract

This paper presents a simple photoacoustic technique capable of quantifying soot volume fraction across a range of flame conditions. The output of a high-power (30 W) 808-nm cw-diode laser was modulated in order to generate an acoustic pressure wave via laser heating of soot within the flame. The generated pressure wave was detected using a micro-electro-mechanical microphone mounted close to a porous-plug flat-flame burner. Measurements were taken using the photoacoustic technique in flames of three different equivalence ratios and were compared to laser-induced incandescence. The results presented here show good agreement between the two techniques and show the potential of the photoacoustic method as a way to measure soot volume fraction profiles in this type of flame. We discuss the potential to implement this technique with much lower laser power than was used in the experiments presented here.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s00340-015-6132-y
Uncontrolled keywords: Equivalence Ratio, Burner Surface, Soot Formation, Soot Volume Fraction, Photoacoustic Signal
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: Md Moinul Hossain
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 15:16 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/70463 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hossain, Md. Moinul: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4184-2397
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