KSME International Journal

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 426–432 | Cite as

A new flame-stabilization technology for lean mixtures

  • Duck-Jool Kim
  • Gyung-Min Choi
Thermal Engineering · Fluid Engineering · Energy and Power Engineering


The development of a low-pollution burner is important for saving energy and preserving the environment. A low-pollution burner can be produced by lean-mixture combustion and general combustion technology. The flammable limit of premixed flame is narrower than that of diffusion flame. Producing a lean mixture of fuel results in an effective combustion condition, which in turn produces high load and low pollution. In this study, it was found that the influx of Q2 had an effect on extending the lean flammable limits and flame stabilization in a doubled jet burner. And the flame, consisting of small eddies, can be stabilized by the nozzle neck phenomena.

Key Words

Low Pollution Lean Flammable Limit Flame Stabilization Nozzle Neck Phenomena Lean Mixture Combustion 



Correlation coefficient


CH band luminescence intensity


Ion current


OH band luminescence intensity


Dynamic pressure which is divided by the maximum value at each cross-section (dimensionless)


Flow rate of the unburned mixture in the inclination direction (10−3 m3/s)


Flow rate of unburned mixture in the central axis direction (10−3 m3/s)


Radial axis (mm)


Total hydrocarbon concentration


Central axis (mm)


Time constant (mm)


Total applied equivalence ratio


Applied equivalence ratio of the inclination direction mixture


Applied equivalence ratio of the central


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringPusan National UniversityPusanKorea
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringOsaka UniversityJapan

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