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Are Ions Important in Soot Formation?



H. F. Calcote, D B. Olson, D. G. Keil


Many chemical mechanisms have been proposed for the formation of incipient soot in flames. The ionic mechanism has not been widely embraced; it is considered a competitor to free radical mechanisms which have received more attention. It seems timely to review the evidence for the ionic mechanism, which we do here.
Energy and Fuels


Calcote, H. , Olson, D. and Keil, D. (1988), Are Ions Important in Soot Formation?, Energy and Fuels, [online], (Accessed July 18, 2024)


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Created January 1, 1988, Updated February 19, 2017