Experimental and Numerical Studies of Porous Media Combustion in Micro Burner

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 43 No. 1, March 2018, Pages 112-120

Ayub Ahmed Janvekar1,*, Mohd Zulkifly Abdullah2, Zainal Arifin Ahmad3, Aizat Abas1, Mohammad Zuber4, Ahmad Kamal Ismail5, Ahmed Hussien1, Pramod Kataraki1, Mazlan Mohamed6, Musavir Bashir2, Azmi Husin1,7, Khairil Fadzli2,8
1School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia
2School of Aerospace Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia
3School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Engineering Campus, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia
4Department of Aeronautical and automobile Engineering, Manipal university, India
5Mechanical Section, Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Spanish Institute, 09000 Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah, Malaysia
6Advances Material Research Cluster, Faculty of Bioengineering and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus, 17600 Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia
7Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 13500, Penang, Malaysia
8Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: ayubjanvekar@gmail.com

KEYWORDS

Porous media combustion, porous media burner, equivalence ratio, thermal efficiency, numerical simulation, NOx and CO

ABSTRACT

Porous media combustion has been key point of interest for researchers from past couple of decades due its numerous advantages, such as remarkable low emission levels without compromising thermal efficiency. In this present work, dual layered micro burner was built with predefined thickness of reaction and preheat layer. Reaction layer was made up of alumina (discrete type) while preheat layer porcelain (foam type) material. Burner was successfully built to undergo both surface and submerged flames. A concept of equivalences ratio was enabled since its premixed combustion with natural air as one of the inlet along with butane. Trials were not just restricted at stoichiometric ratio but also carried out up to ultra-lean region. Additionally, numerical simulation was performed using commercially available computational fluid dynamics package so that porous media combustion phenomenon can be better analyzed and predicted. Finally, Thermal efficiency was calculated at critical equivalence ratios and emission parameters such as NOx and CO was continuously monitored which were under controlled limits.

CITE THIS ARTICLE

MLA
Janvekar, Ayub Ahmed, et al. “Experimental and Numerical Studies of Porous Media Combustion in Micro Burner.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 43.1 (2018): 112-120.

APA
Janvekar, A. A., Abdullah, M. Z., Ahmad, Z. A., Abas, A., Zuber, M., Ismail, A. K., Hussien, A., Kataraki, P., Mohamed, M., Bashir, M., Husin, A., & Fadzli, K. (2018). Experimental and Numerical Studies of Porous Media Combustion in Micro Burner. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 43(1), 112-120.

Chicago
Janvekar, Ayub Ahmed, Mohd Zulkifly Abdullah, Zainal Arifin Ahmad, Aizat Abas, Mohammad Zuber, Ahmad Kamal Ismail, Ahmed Hussien, Pramod Kataraki, Mazlan Mohamed, Musavir Bashir, Azmi Husin, and Khairil Fadzli. “Experimental and Numerical Studies of Porous Media Combustion in Micro Burner.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 43, no. 1 (2018): 112-120.

Harvard
Janvekar, A.A., Abdullah, M.Z., Ahmad, Z.A., Abas, A., Zuber, M., Ismail, A.K., Hussien, A., Kataraki, P., Mohamed, M., Bashir, M., Husin, A. and Fadzli, K., 2018. Experimental and Numerical Studies of Porous Media Combustion in Micro Burner. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 43(1), pp.112-120.

Vancouver
Janvekar, AA, Abdullah, MZ, Ahmad, ZA, Abas, A, Zuber, M, Ismail, AK, Hussien, A, Kataraki, P, Mohamed, M, Bashir, M, Husin, A, Fadzli, K. Experimental and Numerical Studies of Porous Media Combustion in Micro Burner. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2018;43(1):112-120.

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