An experimental and kinetic modeling study of propyne oxidation

S. G. Davis, C. K. Law, H. Wang

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The oxidation of propyne was studied experimentally in an atmospheric-pressure flow reactor and in laminar premixed flames. Species profiles were obtained for propyne oxidation experiments conducted in the Princeton turbulent flow reactor (PTFR) in the intermediate- to high-temperature range (∼1170 K) for lean, stoichiometric, and rich conditions. Laminar flame speeds of propyne/(18% O2 in N2) mixtures were determined, over an extensive range of equivalence ratios, at room temperature and atmospheric pressure, using the counterflow twin flame configuration. A detailed chemical kinetic model of high-temperature propyne oxidation, consisting of 437 reactions and 69 species, was developed. It is shown that this kinetic model predicts reasonably well the flow-reactor and flame-speed data determined in this study and the shock tube ignition data available in the literature. The remaining uncertainties in the reaction kinetics of propyne oxidation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-312
Number of pages8
JournalSymposium (International) on Combustion
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998
Event27th International Symposium on Combustion - Boulder, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 2 1998Aug 7 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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