Investigation of the chemical structures of laminar premixed flames fueled by acetaldehyde

Tao Tao, Wenyu Sun, Bin Yang, Nils Hansen, Kai Moshammer, Chung K. Law

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The chemical structures of low-pressure laminar premixed acetaldehyde flames with equivalence ratios of 1.7:1 and 1:1 were studied. About 40 species were identified and their mole fraction profiles were presented with well estimated uncertainty. Some C4 oxygenated intermediates i.e. furan methyl vinyl ketene tetrahydrofuran and 1-butanol are also identified. With non-negligible concentrations the concentration of 1-butanol can be as high as 3×104 these oxygenated species reveals the importance of a series of radical oxidation and recombination reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1287-1294
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the Combustion Institute
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


  • Acetaldehyde
  • Flame intermediates
  • Laminar premixed flames
  • Photoionization mass spectrometry


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