Soot reduction using nanoparticle additives Conference Paper uri icon


  • The production of nanoparticles in a toluene medium and the application of this mixture to the reduction of soot formation were described. The shock-tube results were presented in the form of the soot yield as a function of time, where the yield is defined as the soot concentration normalized by the total carbon concentration at the temperature and pressure of the experiment. For the φ = 5 mixture in 98% argon, the peak soot yield occurred near 1900 K. The soot concentration at 1900 K was reduced by 50-80% in the nanoparticle-laden mixture over the baseline toluene mixture with no particles. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 30th International Symposium on Combustion (Chicago, IL 7/25-30/2004).

author list (cited authors)

  • Petersen, E., Seal, S., Deshpande, S., & Patil, S.

publication date

  • January 2004