Monitoring of fuel consumption and aromatics formation in a kerosene spray flame as characterized by fluorescence spectroscopy

Allouis C. G. , Apicella B., Barbella R., Beretta F., Ciajolo A., Tregrossi A.

CHEMOSPHERE, vol.51, no.10, pp.1097-1102, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0045-6535(02)00712-9
  • Title of Journal : CHEMOSPHERE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1097-1102


The large presence of aromatic compounds in distillate fossil fuels should allow, in line of principle, to follow the fuel consumption and/or the presence of unburned fuel in a high temperature environment like a burner or the exhaust of combustion systems by exploiting the high fluorescence emission of aromatic fuel components. To this aim an UV-excited fluorescence source has to be used since the aromatic fuel components are strongly fluorescing in the UV region of the emission spectrum.