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Soot and PAH formation in high pressure spray pyrolysis of gasoline and diesel fuels

Wan, K., Manin, J., Sim, H. S. & Karathanassis, I. K. ORCID: 0000-0001-9025-2866 (2022). Soot and PAH formation in high pressure spray pyrolysis of gasoline and diesel fuels. Combustion and Flame, 241, article number 112084. doi: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2022.112084


Time-resolved soot and PAH formation from gasoline and diesel spray pyrolysis are visualized and quantified using diffuse back illumination (DBI) and laser induced fluorescence (LIF) at 355 nm, respectively, in a constant-volume vessel at 60 bar from 1400 to 1700 K for up to 30 ms. The delay, maximum formation rate, and yield of soot and PAHs are compared across fuels and temperatures and correlated with the yield sooting indices on either the mass or mole basis. The delays generally decrease with increasing temperature, and the formation rates of both PAHs and soot generally increase with temperature. The apparent PAH-LIF yield may decrease with temperature due to PAH growth and conversion into larger species, signal trapping, and thermal quneching. Soot yield generally increases with temperature. The mass-based YSI correlates reasonably well with soot delay, but YSI does not correlate well with soot yield. The mass-based YSI is a more appropriate predictor of sooting propensity than the mole-based YSI.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2022. This article has been published in Combustion & Flame by Elsevier. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Publisher Keywords: Soot, PAH, Pyrolysis, Diesel, Gasoline
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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