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Abstract

Propane is the simplest hydrocarbon that already shows the typical behaviour of higher hydrocarbons during oxidation: slow combustion, cool flames, negative temperature coefficient and hot ignition processes. The aim of this work is to develop and to validate a detailed and wide range kinetic model for accounting different conditions from slow combustion at very low temperatures (500-600 K), through the mechanisms of the intermediate temperatures (650-800 K) up to the high temperatures (T greater than 1000 K) mechanisms. Due to the rising importance of decomposition reactions with the increasing temperature, the combustion process at flame temperature is dominated by the oxidation mechanism of primary pyrolysis products. This modelling work is supplemented by a wide range experimental verification, covering not only integrated properties such as induction period and flame velocity, but also the time distributions of intermediate and final products.

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Authors: RANZI E, Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale e Ingegneria Chimica Giulio Natta (IT);DENTE M, Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale e Ingegneria Chimica Giulio Natta (IT);FARAVELLI T, Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale e Ingegneria Chimica Giulio Natta (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: First Conference on Chemical and Process Engineering, Florence (IT), May 13-15, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37345 ORA
Record Number: 199310485 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en