Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Nozomu Hashimoto and  Hiroyuki Nishida and  Yasushi Ozawa and  Tetsushiro Iwatsubo and  Jun Inumaru
%D 2009 
%J  International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 34, 2009
%T Influence of Type of Burner on NOx Emission Characteristics from Combustion of Palm Methyl Ester
%V 34
%X Palm methyl ester (PME) is one of the alternative
biomass fuels to liquid fossil fuels. To investigate the combustion
characteristics of PME as an alternative fuel for gas turbines, combustion experiments using two types of burners under atmospheric
pressure were performed. One of the burners has a configuration
making strong non-premixed flame, whereas the other has a
configuration promoting prevaporization of fuel droplets. The results
show that the NOx emissions can be reduced by employing the latter burner without accumulation of soot when PME is used as a fuel. A
burner configuration promoting prevaporzation of fuel droplets is
recommended for PME.
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