Particulate Measurement Methods

  • Gregory J. Smallwood
  • William D. Bachalo
  • Subramanian V. Sankar
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Abstract

The presence of soot is essential in some processes: it is the product in carbon black; it provides the source of light radiation in pyrotechnic and pyrophoric flares; and is the dominant source of radiant heat transfer in boilers and furnaces. However, it is also an undesirable product in many combustion processes where it is expelled with the exhaust, contributing to air pollution. The focus of this chapter is on measurement of the unwanted particulates, primarily from diesel, gasoline, and gas turbine engines, although the techniques described in most cases are equally effective in measuring soot in flames and from non-engine sources.

Keywords

Diesel Engine Primary Particle Soot Particle Primary Particle Size Soot Volume Fraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory J. Smallwood
    • 1
  • William D. Bachalo
    • 2
  • Subramanian V. Sankar
    • 2
  1. 1.National Research CouncilCanada
  2. 2.Artium Technologies, Inc.USA

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