Development of Plasma Assisted Burner for Regeneration of Diesel Particulate Filter

매연여과장치 재생을 위한 플라즈마 응용 버너 개발

  • Published : 2007.12.31


Plasma assisted combustion is an old subject for the combustion society, but recently, the subject is refocused partly because techniques for non-thermal plasmas are progressed significantly, and partly because there are lots of applications which need to be overcome by a new reaction technology. In the present study, we have developed plasma assisted burner (plasma burner), which can be used as a heating source in a diesel particulate filter system. The burner can burn 20-60 cc/min of diesel fuel with 50 lpm of fresh air in an exhaust pipe of 2.0 liter diesel engine. Using 20 cc/min of diesel fuel, an exhaust temperature for 2.0 liter diesel engine can be raised up to around $600^{\circ}C$ for a wide range of engine speed (idle-3,000 rpm). The characteristics of the plasma burner are reported, and the possible operating mechanism of it will be discussed based on the effects of an electric field and a plasma on flames.