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Main Title Role of Rogue Droplet Combustion in Hazardous Waste Incineration.
Author Srivastava, R. K. ; Ryan, J. V. ; Roy, J. V. ;
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-68-02-3988; EPA/600/7-88/006;
Stock Number PB88-200860
Additional Subjects Incinerators ; Drops(Liquid) ; Waste disposal ; Air pollution control ; Hazardous materials ; Combustion ; Flames ; Computer programs ; Hazardous wastes ; Stationary sources ; Solid wastes ; Liquid wastes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-200860 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/04/1988
Collation 286p
The report gives results of a study to develop a predictive understanding of individual droplet trajectories in turbulent diffusion flames. In the incineration of liquid hazardous wastes, atomization quality may limit destruction efficiency. Large, nonmean droplets in a fuel spray can pass through the flame zone prior to complete evaporation, and may subsequently fail to burn completely due to insufficient temperature and/or flame radicals. Data from 10 trajectories were correlated using asymptotic forms for drag coefficient. A trajectory model containing the local drag coefficient was fit to the experimental data by a nonlinear regression. The resulting model was then able to predict 4 additional measured trajectories and 39 additional measured trajectory endpoints with acceptable accuracy. Thus, the influence of droplet spacing on the local drag coefficient of a single droplet has been quantified. Predictions of model penetration are very close to experimental findings, except for changing initial spacing of droplets.