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Main Title Mathematical modeling of single droplet trajectories in combustor flow fields /
Author Lanier, William Steven. ; Robinson, S. B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Robinson, Susan B.
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Durham, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/7-88/018; EPA-68-02-4247
Stock Number PB88-252010
Subjects Hazardous wastes--Incineration--Mathematical models
Additional Subjects Combustion ; Hazardous materials ; Drops(Liquids) ; Ballistics ; Fluid mechanics ; Drag ; Evaporation ; Mathematical models ; Computer programs ; Tables(Data) ; Liquid waste disposal ; Incineration ; Pollution control ; Stationary sources ; User manuals(Computer programs)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-252010 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 197 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report describes mathematical modeling and experimental work to examine the behavior of individual fuel droplets sprayed into a combustor, to determine the parameters that could influence incinerator effectiveness. A computer model has been developed to predict the motion, heating, and evaporation of such a droplet in a heated environment. The gas flow field can be specified with mean velocities or a randomly fluctuating turbulent field, based on experimental values for the standard deviation of the velocity. Numerical predictions of the initial heating and evaporation of an isolated burning droplet are compared to experimental results. The predictions, which utilized measured temperature and velocity gas fields, compared well to experimental observations. The correlation of droplet penetration with droplet incineration suggests that incinerator failure modes may be predicted on the basis of droplet atomization parameters and gas field conditions.