The modelling of the effect of air fuel ratio on unburned hydrocarbons for MILD combustion

Noor, M. M. and Wandel, Andrew P. and Yusaf, T. F. (2012) The modelling of the effect of air fuel ratio on unburned hydrocarbons for MILD combustion. In: 2nd Malaysian Postgraduate Conference (MPC 2012), 7-9 July 2012, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Unburned hydrocarbons (UHC) are a waste and pollution to the environment. UHC will happen when rich combustion occurred. In the case of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) utilized to diluted the oxidiser, UHC in the EGR can result in unwanted combustion at unwanted locations (i.e. in the EGR pipe). FLUENT was utilised to model the open furnace. The volume flow rate for air and fuel was the main parameter of the study. In order to consume all the fuel by the combustion, the air fuel ratio (AFR) must be higher than 5:1. Lean combustion (AFR more than 5:1) will eliminate the possibility of UHC in flue gas.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 02:10
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 01:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: MILD combustion; unburned hydrocarbons; exhaust gas recirculation; air fuel ratio
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090405 Non-automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090201 Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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