A flaming transition of smoldering thin-rod biomass in low pressure

Takuya Yamazaki, Yutao Li, Tsuneyoshi Matsuoka, Ahmad A. Salaimeh, Tianxiang Li, Kozo Saito, Yuji Nakamura

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A flaming transition behavior of smoldering porous specimen was carefully observed in low-pressure chamber under higher oxygen concentrations at Yo = 0.53. The low-pressure experiment reproduced the transition behavior with high accuracy that the transition occurs at a certain distance within 0.6 mm in standard deviation. The varied pressure range of the present work is 1.0 - 100 kPa and atmospheric gas is a mixture of dried nitrogen and oxygen in this experiment. A 2-mm-rod-shaped biomass stick is considered as the burning specimen. The specimen was located vertically and forced ignition was made at the top to achieve the following downward propagation. Two transition modes were identified: one is the transition before ash disappears (Transition regime ?), the other is the transition caused by randomly disappearing ash (Transition regime II). The length of the smoldering region when the transition occurred in the transition regime ? was measured. From the relationship between the length of smoldering and the partial pressure of oxygen in the transition regime I; the trigger of the transition is expected to have the strong relation with the total heat release from the luminescence region.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2019
Event12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2019 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Jul 1 2019Jul 5 2019


Conference12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is partially supported by JSPS Kakenhi (18H01665) and the fund of JSPS Overseas Challenge Program for Young Researcher. Financial support from Solubonne University for short-intern of one of authors (YL) is greatly appreciated.

Publisher Copyright:
© Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2019.All right reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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