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KINETICS AND MECHANISM OF ELEMENTARY CHEMICAL PROCESSES OF IMPORTANCE IN COMBUSTION

Objective

OBJECTIVE
TO CO-ORDINATE RESEARCH IN THE AREA OF CHEMICAL KINETICS FOR COMBUSTION RESEARCH. TO DETERMINE KINETIC DATA FOR COMBUSTION MODELLING AND DIAGNOSTIC RESEARCH. SPECIFIC AREAS TO COVER : SOOT FORMATION, OXIDATION AND PYROLYSIS OF ALL TYPES OF HYDROCARBONS AND FUEL NITROGEN CHEMISTRY.

WORK PROGRAMME

ACTIVITIES WHICH WILL BE CO-ORDINATED UNDER THIS PROGRAMME FALL UNDER TWO GENERAL HEADINGS:

- PROVISION OF KINETICS DATA FOR COMBUSTION MODELLING AND DIAGNOSTICS INTERPRETATION.

-ACQUISITION OF KINETICS DATA FOR ELEMENTARY RATES, PROCESSES AND MECHANISMS FOR MODELLING COMBUSTION PROCESSES.

CO-ORDINATION WILL BE ACHIEVED THROUGH A TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIRED BY THE CO-ORDINATOR, DR. R. A. COX. THIS WILL EFFECT LIAISON BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT AREAS IN THE OVERALL CO-OPERATION. AT INTERVALS DURING THE PROGRAMME THE CO-ORDINATOR, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL PRODUCE AN OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF THE PROGRESS OF THE DATA EVALUATION AND OF THE EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMME, BASED ON THE PROGRESS REPORTS AND OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION. THESE REPORTS WILL BE PREPARED AT APPROXIMATELY, 15 AND 30 MONTHS.

CO-ORDINATION WILL ALSO BE ACHIEVED THROUGH TWO TECHNICAL SYMPOSIA IN YEAR 3. THESE WILL BE ORGANISED BY THE CO-ORDINATOR AT HARWELL. MEETINGS OF THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE WOULD TAKE PLACE AT THE SAME TIME, AND AN ADDITIONAL MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER 16-17 MONTHS.

THE CO-ORDINATOR WILL ALSO VISIT SEVERAL OF THE LABORATORIES INVOLVED IN THE CO-ORDINATION DURING THE COURSE OF THE PROGRAMME IN ORDER TO DISCUSS PROGRESS AND SCIENTIFIC STRATEGY . A TOTAL OF 5 VISITS AT INTERVALS OF 6 MONTHS IS PLANNED.

THE CO-ORDINATOR WILL ALSO ACT AS A CLEARING HOUSE FOR THE 6-MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORTS FROM THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTORS.

THE PROGRAMME IS ENVISAGED TO PROCEED BROADLY IN 3 STAGES. ACTIONS INVOLVING THE CO-ORDINATOR WILL BE :

STAGE 1. SETTING UP TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE - ARRANGING FIRST TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM - DISCUSSION OF DETAILS OF THE EXPERIMENTAL AND EVALUATION PROGRAMMES TO AID HARMONIZATION E.G. TO ENSURE WORK IS COMPLEMENTARY - REPORTING STAGE 1.

STAGE 2. ARRANGING TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING TO PRODUCE SUPPLEMENTARY REPORT PROVIDE LIAISON BETWEEN EXPERIMENTAL KINETICS PROGRAMME AND EVALUATION GROUP-REPORTING STAGE 2.

STAGE 3. ARRANGING SECOND TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM - REPORTING OF THE DATA AND ASSESSMENT OF THEIR SIGNIFICANCE FOR COMBUSTION PHENOMENA. INDIVIDUAL RESEARCHERS SHOULD HAVE FIRST OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNICATION OF THEIR DATA TO THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY AND FOR INTERPRETATION. SUBSEQUENTLY THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMUNITY AND FOR INTERPRETATION. SUBSEQUENTLY THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE SHOULD INCORPORATE ALL USEFUL RESULTS IN A FINAL REPORT WITH ASSESSMENT OF ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR THE TOPICS COVERED IN THE COMBUSTION CO-ORDINATION AND FOR COMBUSTION GENERALLY.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
Roskilde
Denmark