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dc.contributor.authorJia, Zhenjian
dc.contributor.authorWang, Zhandong
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Zhanjun
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Weixing
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T13:23:58Z
dc.date.available2016-11-03T13:23:58Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-15
dc.identifier.citationJia Z, Wang Z, Cheng Z, Zhou W (2016) Experimental and modeling study on pyrolysis of n-decane initiated by nitromethane. Combustion and Flame 165: 246–258. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2015.12.010.
dc.identifier.issn0010-2180
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.combustflame.2015.12.010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621741
dc.description.abstractInitiator could accelerate the rate of hydrocarbon pyrolysis and reduce the required material temperatures for a hypersonic aircraft heat exchanger/reactor. Nitroalkanes were proposed as the effective initiator because of the lower CN bond dissociation energy. In order to investigate the initiation mechanism of nitroalkanes on hydrocarbon pyrolysis, the pyrolysis of n-decane, nitromethane and their binary mixture were carried out at 30, 150 and 760 Torr in a flow reactor with synchrotron vacuum ultraviolet photoionization mass spectrometry (SVUV-PIMS). The identified and quantified pyrolysis species include C1C2 alkanes, C2C10 alkenes, C3C6 dialkenes, C2C3 alkynes, nitrogen oxides such as NO and NO2, benzene, and radicals including CH3, C3H3, and C3H5, which shed light on the mechanism of n-decane and nitromethane pyrolysis, as well as the interactions of these two fuels. The experimental results indicate that the addition of nitromethane decreases the initial decomposition temperature of n-decane, and a stronger promotion effect could be obtained as the experimental pressure increases. The distributions of alkanes, alkenes, dialkenes, alkynes and benzene are also influenced by the addition of nitromethane. A detailed kinetic model with 266 species and 1648 reactions was developed and validated against the mole fraction profiles of reactants, major products and important intermediates during the pyrolysis of each fuel and their binary mixture. The satisfactory model prediction to the experimental measurements permits the analysis of the kinetic effect of nitromethane initiation on the pyrolysis of n-decane. So that, the increase of the conversion rate at a lower temperature, the selectivity of decomposition products, and reduction of benzene formation are better understood.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by Natural Science Foundation of China (11079017), (U1432130). Dr. Hanfeng Jin and Dr. Mingfeng Xie are appreciated for the assistance in experiments at NSRL.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectn-Decane
dc.subjectNitromethane
dc.subjectEndothermic hydrocarbons fuels
dc.subjectInitiated pyrolysis
dc.subjectSVUV-PIMS
dc.titleExperimental and modeling study on pyrolysis of n-decane initiated by nitromethane
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentClean Combustion Research Center
dc.identifier.journalCombustion and Flame
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Energy Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
dc.contributor.institutionAcademy of Fundamental and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
kaust.personWang, Zhandong
dc.date.published-online2016-01-15
dc.date.published-print2016-03


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