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Non-sooting counterflow diffusion flames have been studied both computationally and experimentally, using either JP-8, or a six-component JP-8 surrogate mixture, or its individual components. The computational study employs a counterflow diffusion flame model, the solution of which is coupled with arc length continuation to examine a wide variety of inlet(More)
This paper presents the approach and the results of a kinetic generator in the area of hydrocarbon pyrolysis mechanisms. Radical formation and successive radical decomposition are taken into account. Care is paid to the description of molecule identification procedure and to its homomorphism which enables unique and no ambiguous reactions. New results(More)
This work presents a general mathematical model of a fixed bed gasifier, where both the transport resistances and the chemical kinetics are important at the reactor and the particle scale. Pyrolysis and gasification of the solid fuel (coal, plastics, biomasses or wastes) is only the first step of the whole process. Successive gas phase reactions of the(More)
The cyclopentadienyl radical (cC(5)H(5)) is among the most stable radical species that can be generated during the combustion and pyrolysis of hydrocarbons and it is generally agreed that its contribution to the gas phase reactivity is significant. In this study the kinetics of one key cC(5)H(5) reaction channel, namely the reaction between cC(5)H(5) and(More)
Liquid feedstocks of ethylene crackers are complex hydrocarbon mixtures containing a huge number of different chemical species. Accurate characterization of petrochemical feeds plays a crucial role in describing the different reaction pathways and reactivity of the various isomer species. Thus, this knowledge becomes a need when it comes to develop(More)