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Atomization of fuel mixtures

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The combustion process of a coal/oil slurry begins by atomization of the slurry. This project is a presentation of experimental system and results on atomization of coal/oil(COM) and coal/methanol mixtures with a twin-fluid and a wheel atomizer. The slurries are consisted of coal/methanol and coal/oil mixtures with two different concentrations and two coal particile sizes. The volume median diameters of the coal particles were 45 and 130 microns. The oil was No. 2 diesel oil. The droplet size was determined by photographing the spray and the photographs were analyzed to determine droplet size and distribution. The results show that the inclusion of particles in the liquid(both methanol and diesel oil) does not appreciably affect the atomized droplet size. The tendency is for the slurry droplets to be somewhat smaller than the droplets atomized with the pure liquid.

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Correspondence to Sung Joon Kim.

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Kim, S.J. Atomization of fuel mixtures. KSME Journal 1, 4–8 (1987).

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Key Words

  • Atomization
  • Fuel Mixture
  • COM