Mid IR Spectroscopy for combustion application
Development and optimization of clean and efficient combustion systems require detailed kinetic modeling which needs to be validated against experimental data. Along with global kinetic behavior, it is necessary to experimentally determine elementary reaction rates which are a fundamental part of any kinetic mechanism. Recently available wide range tunable Mid IR lasers with high scan speed can be applied for in situ measurements of multiple gas species, temperature, and pressure in combustion devices like shock tube and RCM. To apply laser absorption spectroscopy-based sensors at elevated temperatures and pressures, there is a need for a spectroscopy database at that relevant condition. This work aims to characterize the spectroscopic features of hydrocarbons/oxygenates and study their kinetic behavior at combustion-relevant conditions.
Mohammad Adil is currently a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering (KAUST) under the supervision of Prof. Aamir Farooq. He received his MS degree in Energy Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. His research activities focus on laser absorption spectroscopy for combustion applications.