Simplified model for the diffusional burning of mixtures of chlorinated hydrocarbons

H. K. Chelliah, C. K. Law, N. Sorbo

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Abstract

A simplified model for a two-stage flame with arbitrary stoichiometries for each stage has been developed and employed to predict the droplet burning rate of mixtures of hydrocarbon and chlorinated hydrocarbon droplets with high Cl/H ratios burning in a hot oxidizing environment. It is shown that the sharp drop in the burning rate for tetrachlorocthane/nonane mixtures with Cl/H around unity observed in previous experiments can be attributed to the two-stage structure of the flame caused by the inhibition of CO oxidation and by the lower heat release associated with incomplete oxidation at the first stage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeat and Mass Transfer in Fires and Combustion Systems - 1991
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages49-56
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791808289
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Dec 1 1991Dec 6 1991

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Volume176
ISSN (Print)0272-5673

Other

OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period12/1/9112/6/91

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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    Chelliah, H. K., Law, C. K., & Sorbo, N. (1991). Simplified model for the diffusional burning of mixtures of chlorinated hydrocarbons. In Heat and Mass Transfer in Fires and Combustion Systems - 1991 (pp. 49-56). (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD; Vol. 176). Publ by ASME.