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Main Title Trajectory and Incineration of Rogue Droplets in a Turbulent Diffusion Flame.
Author Agrawal, S. R. ; Lanier, W. S. ; Srivastava, R. K. ; Mulholland, J. A. ; Wendt, J. O. L. ;
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Durham, NC. ;Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Dept. of Chemical Engineering. ;Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-68-02-4247 ;EPA-68-02-3988; EPA/600/J-91/321;
Stock Number PB92-120450
Additional Subjects Trajectories ; Incineration ; Liquid waste disposal ; Combustion efficiency ; Mathematical models ; Drops(Liquids) ; Flames ; Thermal environment ; Combustion products ; Turbulent diffusion ; Hazardous materials ; Performance evaluation ; Air pollution abatement ; Particle size ; Combustion kinetics ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-120450 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
Of the hazardous organic wastes produced in the United States, about 75% are liquids or dissolved in liquids. Hazardous compounds that are not completely destroyed when treated in this way, or any hazardous products of incomplete combustion (PICs) that are produced and not destroyed, will be either emitted into the atmosphere as a gas or aerosol or captured in the solid residue for subsequent disposal. The paper gives results of measurements of the trajectory and incineration efficiency of individual droplet streams of a fuel mixture injected into a swirling gas turbulent diffusion flame, as a function of droplet size, droplet velocity, interdroplet spacing, and droplet injection angle. Additional experiments were performed in a laminar flow flat flame burner to evaluate the predictive capabilities of a droplet stream burning model, simplified by assuming infinitely fast flame chemistry and by utilizing measured temperature and velocity fields. It was found that use of a measured burning rate parameter significantly improved model predictions. Destruction of these droplets appears to limit overall incineration efficiency.