Combustion of Kerosene-Water Emulsions in a Gas Turbine Combustor PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
Zhiren Zhang

Nanhua Powerplant Research Institute, Zhu Zhou, Hunan, People’s Republic of China

S. R. Gollahalli

The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Paper No. 85-IGT-144, pp. V002T04A030; 7 pages
  • ASME 1985 Beijing International Gas Turbine Symposium and Exposition
  • Volume 2: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels
  • Beijing, People’s Republic of China, September 1–7, 1985
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7943-6
  • Copyright © 1985 by ASME


This paper describes an experimental study of the flame structure inside a combustor can of a gas turbine engine which was fueled with pure kerosene and kerosene-water emulsions. The effects of water content (5 and 10% by volume) in its emulsion with kerosene stabilized by the addition of a small amount of chemical surfactant (1% by volume) on the flame stability, temperature profiles, flame radiation, and the concentration profiles of CO, NO, NOx, O2, and soot have been studied. The results demonstrate that emulsification of kerosene with water decreases the emissions of NO, NOx, and soot and increases the emission of CO.

Copyright © 1985 by ASME
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