Analysis of Laser-Induced-Fluorescence Carbon-Monoxide Measurements in Turbulent Nonpremixed Flames

A.V. Mokhov, H.B. Levinsky*, C.E. vanderMeij, R.A.A.M. Jacobs

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    The influence of fluctuating concentrations and temperature on the laser-induced-fluorescence (LIF) measurement of CO in turbulent flames is described, under conditions in which the fluorescence and the temperature are measured independently. The analysis shows that correlations between CO concentration and temperature can bias the averaged mole fraction extracted from LIF measurements. The magnitude of the bias can exceed the order of the average CO mole fraction. Further, LIF measurements of CO concentrations in a turbulent, nonpremixed, natural gas flame are described. The averaged CO mole fractions are derived from the fluorescence measurements by the use of flame temperatures independently measured by coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy. Analysis of the fluctuations in measured temperature and fluorescence indicates that temperature and CO concentrations in flame regions with intensive mixing are indeed correlated. In the flame regions where burnout of CO has ceased, the LIF measurements of the CO mole fraction correspond to the probe measurements in exhaust.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7074-7082
    Number of pages9
    JournalApplied Optics
    Issue number30
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

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