Quantitative mixture fraction measurements in combustion system via laser induced breakdown spectroscopy

Mohy S. Mansour, Hisham Imam, Khaled A. Elsayed, Ayman M. Elbaz, Wafaa Abbass

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Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technique has been applied to quantitative mixture fraction measurements in flames. The measured spectra of different mixtures of natural gas and air are used to obtain the calibration parameters for local elemental mass fraction measurements and hence calculate the mixture fraction. The results are compared with the mixture fraction calculations based on the ratios of the spectral lines of H/N elements, H/O elements and C/(N+O) and they show good agreement within the reaction zone of the flames. Some deviations are observed outside the reaction zone. The ability of LIBS technique as a tool for quantitative mixture fraction as well as elemental fraction measurements in reacting and non-reacting of turbulent flames is feasible. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalOptics & Laser Technology
StatePublished - Jan 2015

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work is partially supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) fund for the MENA Countries through the joint project between Egypt and Sweden.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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