Combustion characterization of hybrid methane-hydrogen gas in domestic swirl stoves

Xiaozhou Liu, Guangyu Zhu, Taimoor Asim, Rakesh Mishra

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Combustion of hybrid natural gas (methane) and hydrogen mixture in domestic swirl stoves has been characterized using hot-state experiments and numerical analysis. The detailed combustion mechanism of methane and hydrogen (GRI-Mech 3.0) has been simplified to obtain reduced number of chemical reactions involved (82 % reduction). The novel simplified combustion mechanism developed has been used to obtain combustion characteristics of hybrid methane-hydrogen mixture. The difference between the calculations from the detailed and the simplified mechanisms has been found to be <1 %. A numerical model, based on the simplified combustion model, is developed, rigorously tested and validated against hot-state tests. The results depict that the maximum difference in combustion zone's average temperature is <13 %. The investigations have then been extended to hybrid methane-hydrogen mixtures with varying volume fraction of hydrogen. The results show that for a mixture containing 15 % hydrogen, the release of CO due to combustion reduces by 25 %, while the combustion zone's average temperature reduces by 6.7 %. The numerical results and hot-state tests both confirm that the temperature remains stable when hybrid methane-hydrogen mixture is used in domestic swirl gas stoves, demonstrating its effectiveness in cooking processes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number126413
Number of pages14
Issue number2
Early online date30 Oct 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2023


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