The chemical effect of CO2 replacement of N2 in air on the burning velocity and structure of methane premixed flames

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TypeArticle
ConferenceCanadian Section, 2002 Spring Technical Meeting : Windsor, ON, May 2002
Pages33.133.6; # of pages: 6
SubjectCO2 replacement; freely-propagating planar flames; CH4/O2/N2/CO2 flames; adiabatic flame; burning velocity
AbstractA numerical study was conducted to investigate the chemical effect of CO2 replacement of N2 in air on the burning velocity and structure of freely-propagating planar CH4/O2/N2/CO2 flames at atmospheric pressure. Detailed chemistry and complex thermal and transport properties were employed in the calculations. The chemical effect of CO2 was numerically separated from its effects of thermal and transport properties using the strategy developed previously by the authors. Numerical results indicate that the chemical effect of CO2 significantly reduces the burning velocity of CH4/O2/N2/CO2 flames. While the chemical effect of CO2 slightly lowers the mixture adiabatic flame temperature, the significant reduction of the burning velocity by the chemical effect of CO2 is primarily a direct consequence of the reduced temperature gradiant across the reaction zone. The three major reaction pathways of the chemical effect of CO2 were found to be (equation). The presence of CO2 in the fresh mixture plays a chemically inhibiting role through its competition for H radicals with (equation) leading to reduction of the chain branching rate
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology (ICPET-ITPCE); National Research Council Canada
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NRC number51484
NPARC number5082807
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