In the last years great attention has been focused on fuels derived from alternate sources such as tar sands, shale and coal. One of the common characteristics of such fuels is their higher content of aromatic compounds. Aromatics differ markedly in many of their properties from aliphatic hydrocarbons and generally are more difficult to burn efficiently and cleanly; they are notorious coke and soot producers. The present study was undertaken in order to quantitatively evaluate the comparative sooting behaviour of an aliphatic, 1-butene, and an aromatic, benzene, in a laminar diffusion flame.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Western States Section, Combustion Institute (Paper)|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|
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