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Feature Paper

Adam Langman and Gus Nathan from the CET recently published a paper in Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science.

The title of the paper is ‘Influence of a combustion-driven oscillation on global mixing in the flame from a refinery flare'.

An assessment of the influence of strong combustion-driven oscillations on mixing rates and visible radiation in the flame from a full-scale refinery flare is reported. The analysis reveals a consistent picture that the combustion-driven oscillations do not result in a significant change to the global mixing rate, but do increase the visible radiation. This is in contrast to previous investigations, using externally forced jets, where forcing at the preferred mode has been found to increase mixing rates and reduce radiation.

Read the full article and watch the supplementary video on the Science Direct website.

Publications List

 Here are three of the recent papers by Graham Nathan.

1. Chan QN, Medwell PR, Alwahabi ZT, Dally BB, and Nathan GJ (2011) " Assessment of Interferences to Nonlinear Two-line Atomic Fluorescence (NTLAF) in Sooty Flames" Applied Physics B: Lasers & Optics, Accepted, March 2, 2011.

2. Hsu L.J., Alwahabi, Z.T., Nathan GJ, Li, Z.S. and Aldén, M (2011) "Na and K released from burning particles of brown coal and pine wood in a laminar premixed methane flame using quantitative Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy", Applied Optics, Accepted, March 2, 2011.

3. Medwell PR, Nathan GJ, Chan QN, Alwahabi ZT, Dally BB, (2011) "The influence of high intensity radiation on soot within a laminar flame under conditions of relevance to concentrated solar energy", Comb. Flame, DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2011 

View his full publications list.

Research Profiles

Professor Graham Nathan

Some pathways toward a more sustainable energy future

New Research Papers

Gus Nathan, D Battye and Peter Ashman published a paper on techno-economic assessment.