E3S Web Conf.
Volume 194, 20202020 5th International Conference on Advances in Energy and Environment Research (ICAEER 2020)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Environmental Protection and Pollution Control|
|Published online||15 October 2020|
Numerical Study of Hydrogen Addition Fuel on Soot Formation in Axisymmetric Laminar Methane/Air Diffusion Flames
School of Energy and Environment, Anhui University of Technology, Ma’anshan 243002, Anhui, China
This article employs the CoFlame Code to investigate the effects of hydrogen addition to fuel on soot formation characteristics in laminar coflow methane/air diffusion flames at atmospheric pressure. Numerical calculations were carried out using a detailed C1-C2 gas phase reaction mechanism and a soot model consisting of two pyrene molecules colliding into a dimer as soot nucleation, hydrogen abstraction acetylene addition (HACA) and pyrene condensation as surface growth, and soot oxidation by O2, O and OH radicals. Calculations were conducted for five levels of hydrogen addition on volume basis. To quantify the chemical effect of hydrogen, additional calculations are performed for addition of inert pseudo-hydrogen (FH2). The addition of H2 or FH2 does not have a strong influence on flame temperature. The results confirm that hydrogen addition can inhibit soot formation in the methane/air diffusion flame by reducing both the nucleation and surface growth steps of soot formation process. The effect of FH2 addition on soot formation suppression is more remarkable than H2, indicating that the chemical effect of hydrogen added to methane prompts soot formation. The dilution effect of hydrogen addition on soot formation suppression is stronger than its chemical effect on soot formation enhancement the present findings are consistent with those of previous numerical studies.
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