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Determination Of Kinetic Parameters Of Combustion Processes Using Optical Detection Techniques
Author(s): Joel A. Silver
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Paper Abstract

The increased use of dirty fuels such as coal and oil shale in station-ary combustors has increased the necessity for controlling NOx emissions. A potential method to accomplish this goal is the thermal deN0x process, where ammonia added to the combustion exhaust gas chemically converts nitric oxide to harmless products (N2 and H20). A complete understanding of the chemical processes occurring has been hampered by a lack of detailed high-temperature kinetic data. Using a high-temperature fast flow reactor equipped with a variety of optical detection devices, key rate parameters and product channels are determined for this process, and, in conjunction with computer modeling, a consistent comprehensive model is developed which describes the features of the NHi/NOx chemical system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 20(4) 204540 doi: 10.1117/12.7972759
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 20, Issue 4
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Joel A. Silver, Aerodyne Research, Inc. (United States)

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