An intermediate temperature modeling study of the combustion of neopentane [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1995.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 18 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Low temperature hydrocarbon fuel oxidation proceeds via straight and branched chain reactions involving alkyl and alkyl peroxy radicals. These reactions play a critical role in the chemistry leading to knock or autoignition in spark ignition engines. As part of an on-going study in the understanding of low temperature oxidation of hydrocarbon fuels, the authors have investigated neopentane oxidation. A detailed chemical kinetic reaction mechanism is used to study the oxidation of neopentane in a closed reactor at 500 Torr pressure, and at a temperature of 753 K when small amounts of neopentane are added to slowly reacting mixtures of H₂ + O₂ + N₂. The major primary products formed in the experiments included isobutene, 3,3-dimethyloxetan, acetone, methane and formaldehyde. The major secondary products were, 2,2-dimethyloxiran, propene, isobuteraldehyde, methacrolein, and 2-methylprop-2-en-1-ol. It was found that the current model was able to explain both primary and secondary product formation with a high degree of accuracy. Furthermore, it was found that almost all secondary product formation could be explained through the oxidation of isobutene--a major primary product.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:ucrl-jc--122362
E 1.99: conf-9510145--1
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- Published through SciTech Connect.
Fall meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, Stanford, CA (United States), 30-31 Oct 1995.
Curran, H.J.; Pitz, W.J.; Westbrook, C.K.
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