Modeling Soot Emissions in Combustion Systems

  • R. Farmer
  • R. Edelman
  • E. Wong


A comprehensive model for the characterization of the combustion kinetics of hydrocarbon fuels is described. The model framework is based upon the quasi-global concept and extensions appropriate for fuel rich oxidation. Soot formation and consumption processes are considered as an integral part of the model, and pyrolysis, partial oxidation, NOx formation and detailed reaction steps for the path to completion of reaction are included. The model is being developed for wide ranges of application where both conventional and synfuels are of interest. Examples are given for toluene combustion and favorable comparisons between predicted and measured soot emissions demonstrate the utility of the model in dealing with the complexities of fuel-rich combustion.


Equivalence Ratio Fuel Oxidation Soot Particle Combustion System Soot Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Farmer
    • 1
  • R. Edelman
    • 1
  • E. Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.Science Applications, Inc.Canoga ParkUSA

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