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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Importance of the Nitrous Oxide Pathway to NOx in Lean-Premixed Combustion.|
|Author||Nicol, D. G. ; Steele, R. C. ; Marinov, N. M. ; Malte., P. C. ;|
|CORP Author||Washington Univ., Seattle. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Gas turbine engines ; Methane ; Combustion products ; Pollution control ; Nitrogen oxides ; Path of pollutants ; Jet engines ; Atmospheric pressure ; Stationary sources ; Reprint ; Jet stirred reactors ; Zeldovich pathway ; Nitrous oxide|
The paper reports results of a study addressing the importance of the different chemical pathways responsible for nitrogen oxides (NOx) formation in lean-premixed combustion, and especially the role of the nitrous oxide pathway relative to the traditional Zeldovich pathway. The primary zone, of uniform fuel/air ratio, is modeled as a micromixed well-stirred reactor, representing the flame zone, followed by a series of plug flow reactors, representing the post-flame zone. The fuel is methane. Verification of the model is based on the comparison of its NOx output to experimental results published for atmospheric pressure jet-stirred reactors and for a 10 atm porous-plate burner. Good agreement between the modeled results and the measurements is obtained for most of the jet-stirred reactor operating range.