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Fundamental Study and Technology Development of the Catalytic Micro-Combustion


Junjie Chen, Xuhui Gao

School of Mechanical and Power Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, China


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Junjie Chen,
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Received: October 15, 2014,   Accepted: November 9, 2014,   Published:


Abstract:

Micro-combustion study has flourished over the past decade. Yet, most of the commercial potential of micro-combustion is still to come. Aside from portable electronics, emerging drivers stem from the energy problem of declining fossil fuel reserves and their large environmental footprint upon combustion. The need to capitalize on underutilized energy sources and renewables further stimulate energy research in microsystems. The device miniaturization leads to a large surface area to volume ratio and enhanced heat and mass transfer rates. Both of these effects render homogeneous micro-combustion susceptible to thermal and radical quenching. Catalytic micro-combustion, on the other hand, benefits from enhanced mass transfer but is still subject to heat losses. Indeed, reducing heat losses and proper thermal management within a catalytic micro-burner are of vital importance as is the case for homogeneous micro-burners. Catalytic combustion in micro-burners is reviewed and the role of key operation parameters is elucidated. Results are presented that interpret literature findings.


Keywords: Micro-combustion, Catalytic combustion, Combustion characteristics, Flame stability, Excess enthalpy burners


Citation:

Junjie Chen. et al.. (2014) Fundamental Study and Technology Development of the Catalytic Micro-combustion. j. of Physical and Chemical Sciences.V2I2. DOI: 10.15297/JPCS.V2I2.02


Copyright:

© 2014 Junjie Chen. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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