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Main Title Mechanism and kinetics of the formation of NOx and other combustion pollutants /
Author Engleman, V. S. ; Siminski, V. J. ; Bartok., W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Siminski, V. J.,
Bartok, William,
CORP Author Exxon Research and Engineering Co., Linden, N.J.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/7-76-009a; EPA 600/7-76-009b; GRU.3DJAM.76; EPA-68-02-0224; EPA-ROAP-21BCC-013; GRU.2DJAM.76
Stock Number PB-258 875
OCLC Number 02548057
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States ; Combustion ; Nitrogen compounds ; Air--Pollution ; Combustion ; Nitrogen compounds ; United States
Additional Subjects Nitrogen oxides ; Reaction kinetics ; Air pollution ; Combustion ; Revisions ; Combustors ; Burners ; Numerical analysis ; Furnaces ; Chemical reactions ; Tables(Data) ; Heat transfer ; Methane ; Propane ; Mathematical models ; Combustors ; Chemical reaction mechanisms ; Air fuel ratio ; Combustion products ; Carbon monoxide ; Flames ; Longwell Weiss reactor
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EPA 600-7-76-009b
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-76-009a Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/18/2014
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-76-009b Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/18/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/7-76-009a Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/10/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-7-76-009A Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
ESAD  EPA 600-7-76-009B Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-258 874 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
NTIS  PB-258 875 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 2 v. : ill., graphs ; 28 cm.
The report gives Phase II results of a combined experimental/theoretical study to define the mechanisms and kinetics of the formation of NOx and other combustion pollutants. Two experimental devices were used in Phase II. A special flat-flame burner with a controlled-temperature post-flame zone was used to investigate combustion modification techniques used to control NOx emissions: staged combustion, water addition, exhaust gas recirculation, and degree of air preheat. Augmenting the Phase I (unmodified) combustion testing, a novel flow reactor--the adiabatic stirred combustor (ASC)--was built for use in Phase II. The ASC had two distinct zones: a stirred reactor zone, followed by a plug flow zone. Each zone incorporated special provisions to eliminate heat loss from the combustion process. This new device allowed kinetic studies unhindered by mixing or heat transfer limitations. ASC test results were compared with detailed kinetics calculations using a prescreened set of reactions from an evaluation of all possible uni- and bi-molecular reactions for species of importance to methane/air combustion. In contrast to previous comparisons, good matches were obtained for the methane/air system over the entire stoichiometry range. The comparisons showed strong interaction between hydro-carbon species and molecular nitrogen near stoichiometric and fuel-rich conditions.
Prepared by Exxon Research and Engineering Company, Linden, N.J., under contract no. 68-02-0224, ROAP no. 21BCC-013, program element no. 1AB014. Includes appendices.
Contents Notes
Phase I. Unmodified combustion.--Phase II. Modified combustion.