Stabilization of a swirled propane-air flame using a nanosecond repetitively pulsed plasma

Guillaume L. Pilla*, Deanna A. Lacoste, Denis Veynante, Christophe O. Laux

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Stabilization of lean premixed flames is a very promising way to reduce pollutant emissions in industrial burners such as gas turbines or aircraft engines. By applying an ultrashort repetitively pulsed discharge (6.8 kV, 15-ns duration, 30 kHz), stable flames can be obtained under the equivalence ratio limit without plasma. In this paper, this technique is used to stabilize a confined propane-air flame created by a swirled injector. The discharge is generated using a ring high-voltage electrode placed 5 mm downstream of the exit of the injector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)940-941
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number4 PART 1
StatePublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Aircraft propulsion
  • Discharges
  • Electrodes
  • Fires
  • Lean flame stabilization
  • Nanosecond pulsed discharge
  • Plasma temperature
  • Plasmas
  • Production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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