An Investigation on Combustion Characteristics of Hydrogen-Air Premixture in a Sub-millimeter Scale Catalytic Combustor using Infrared Thermography

적외선 열화성 온도 측정법을 이용하여 살펴본 서브밀리미터 스케일 촉매 연소기에서의 수소-공기 예혼합 가스의 촉매 연소 특성

  • 최원영 (한국과학기술원 기계공학과 항공우주공학) ;
  • 권세진 (한국과학기술원 기계공학과 기계공학)
  • Published : 2005.09.30


A sub-millimeter scale catalytic combustor with a simple plate-shaped combustion chamber was fabricated. A porous ceramics support coated with platinum catalyst was placed in the chamber. The combustor has a gallium arsenide window on the top that is transparent to infrared ray. The temperature distribution in the combustion chamber was measured using infrared thermal imager while hydrogen-air premixture is steadily supplied to the combustor. The area where the catalytic reaction took place broaden for higher flow rate and lower equivalence ratio made activated area in the combustion chamber broaden. The amount of coated platinum catalyst did not affect the reaction. Stop of reaction, which is similar to flame quenching of conventional combustion, was investigated. Large content of heat generation and broad activated area are essential criteria to prevent stop of reaction that has a bad effect on the combustor performance.