The present experimental study reports the effect of CO2/N2 dilution on laminar burning velocity of premixed LPG (liquid-petroleum-gas)-air mixtures at elevated temperatures using a preheated mesoscale diverging channel technique. The experiments were carried out for a range of equivalence ratios varying from 0.8 < Φ < 1.3 with percentage dilution of the fuel component by volume (β) for CO2 varying from 10% < β < 30% and N2 varying from 10% < β < 40%. A power-law correlation has been obtained for the present experimental data as a function of percentage dilution, mixture temperature and equivalence ratio. It has been observed that an increase in dilution with CO2/N2 leads to an increase in temperature exponent (α). The increase in temperature exponent due to CO2 dilution is more pronounced as compared to N2 dilution case. A flame structure study has been carried out to understand the effect of mixture temperature and diluent using USC (University of Southern California) Mech II reaction mechanism. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
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A. Nair, Dr. Ratna Kishore V., and Kumar, S., “Effect OF CO2/N2 dilution on laminar burning velocity of liquid petroleum gas-air mixtures at elevated temperatures”, Energy, vol. 100, pp. 145-153, 2016.