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Dr. Combustion

Dr. Combustion

Dr. Combustion

Dr. Combustion

Second Place Prize, 2011 Combustion Art Competition, the Combustion Institute, by Bogdan Pavlov & Li Qiao, Purdue University

 “A family of methane-air counterflow and premixed flames of different configurations with and without addition of nanoparticles. Depending on flame configuration, the particles may pass reaction zone, be heated and irradiate light (nose, beard, and hair). In certain configurations of a counterflow diffusion flame, the reaction zone acts as a strong fluid-dynamics source and diverts the particles, making them not reach the reaction zone (eyes and mouth). A classical methane-air diffusion flame provides Dr. Combustion with an elegant hat as he cannot conceal the joy of discovery.”