Design principles and fabrication method for a miniaturized fuel gas combustion reactor

Yiyuan Zhao, Henk-Willem Veltkamp, Meint J. de Boer, Yaxiang Zeng, Jarno Groenesteijn, Remco J. Wiegerink, Joost Conrad Lötters

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    Abstract

    Wobbe Index meter is widely used to reflect the energy content and gas quality of a fuel gas mixture. It is highly in demand to downscale from the conventionally large Wobbe Index facility to a miniaturized Wobbe Index meter. Therefore spontaneously combustion of the fuel gas/air mixtures on a MEMS-based combustor can provide in-line temperature monitoring of the combustion produced heat. However, flame can be quenched by the channel walls when the walls are closely spaced. Therefore, it is crucial to design a micro-combustor with good thermal management and strong mechanical stability. MEMS-based Trench-Assisted Surface Channel Technology is designed and developed to realize these large-volume suspended combustor structures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationThe 3rd Conference on MicroFluidic Handling Systems
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Pages37-40
    Volume3
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2017

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    Zhao, Y., Veltkamp, H-W., de Boer, M. J., Zeng, Y., Groenesteijn, J., Wiegerink, R. J., & Lötters, J. C. (2017). Design principles and fabrication method for a miniaturized fuel gas combustion reactor. In Conference Proceedings: The 3rd Conference on MicroFluidic Handling Systems (Vol. 3, pp. 37-40). Enschede.