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Main Title A theoretical analysis of nitric oxide production in a methane/air turbulent diffusion flame /
Author Marble, Frank E. ; Broadwell, James E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lanier, W. S.
Broadwell, J. E.
CORP Author TRW Defense and Space Systems Group, Redondo Beach, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/7-80-018; EPA-68-02-2613; PB80218969
Stock Number PB80-218969
OCLC Number 54101465
Additional Subjects Flames ; Nitrogen oxide(NO) ; Combustion ; Air pollution ; Turbulence ; Diffusion flames ; Mathematical models ; Methane ; Shear flow
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EKBD  EPA-600/7-80-018 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/30/2004
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-80-018 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-80-018 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-218969 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 63 p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a theoretical analysis of nitric oxide production in a methane/air turbulent diffusion flame. In the coherent flame model used, the chemical reactions take place in laminar flame elements which are lengthened by the turbulent fluid motion and shortened when adjacent flame segments consume intervening reactant. The rates with which methane and air are consumed and nitric oxide generated in the strained laminar flame are computed numerically in an independent calculation. The model predicts nitric oxide levels of approximately 80 ppm at the end of the flame generated by a 30.5 cm (1 ft) diameter jet of methane issuing at 3050 cm/sec (100 ft/sec). This level varies directly with the fuel jet diameter and inversely with the jet velocity. A possibly important nitric oxide production mechanism, neglected in the analysis, can be treated in a proposed extension to the model.
Project Officer: W.S. Lanier. TRW Defense and Space Systems Group "January 1980." Includes bibliographical references (p. 45). "EPA-600/7-80-018."