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Chemical Production Rates of Intermediate Hydrocarbons in a Methane/Air Diffusion Flame

Published

Author(s)

J. H. Miller, William G. Mallard, K C. Smyth

Abstract

The net production and destruction rates for acetylene, diacetylene, butadiene, and benzene have been determined from measurements of species concentration, temperature, and velocity in a methane/air diffusion flame. In addition, profile measurements of the methyl radical are used to compute profiles of hydrogen atoms. These results provide an initial evaluation of proposed models of hydrocarbon chemical growth routes in diffusion flames, and indicate that the vinyl radical plays a key role in the formation of benzene. Evidence is also presented for acetylene participation in surface growth processes on small soot particles.
Proceedings Title
Twenty-first Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute

Citation

Miller, J. , Mallard, W. and Smyth, K. (1986), Chemical Production Rates of Intermediate Hydrocarbons in a Methane/Air Diffusion Flame, Twenty-first Symposium (International) on Combustion/The Combustion Institute, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=912544 (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created January 1, 1986, Updated February 19, 2017