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Abstract

The goal of this paper is to present and analyse some necessary simplifications and lumping procedures for the detailed kinetic modelling of combustion processes. In recent years, combustion reactions have been the subject of intensive kinetic efforts and several detailed schemes are applied for simulation and design purposes. As the carbon number of the fuel hydrocarbon rises, detailed reactions schemes become very complex; the number of isomers of the same homologous class of molecules and radicals increases, and so does the number of involved reactions. In these cases, the lumping of both reactions and components is necessary. These simplifications become more relevant when the interest is focused on the combustion of real mixtures. A few examples related to n-pentane oxidation illustrate these concepts.

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Authors: RANZI E, 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);GAFFURI P, 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 37346 ORA
Record Number: 199310486 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en