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2 Combustion Chemistry

Part 1. Fundamentals and Safety

  1. Ravi Fernandes1,2

Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628148.hoc002

Handbook of Combustion

Handbook of Combustion

How to Cite

Fernandes, R. 2010. Combustion Chemistry. Handbook of Combustion. 1:2:27–51.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Sandia National Laboratories, Combustion Research Facility, Livermore, CA, USA

  2. 2

    RWTH Aachen University, Shock Wave Laboratory, Aachen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

Abstract

The sections in this article are

  • 2.1
    Introduction
  • 2.2
    Temperature Dependence of Rate Coefficients
  • 2.3
    Pressure Dependence of Rate Coefficients
  • 2.4
    Experimental Techniques in Elementary Gas-Phase Kinetics
  • 2.5
    Shock Tubes
  • 2.6
    Detection Techniques in Combustion Kinetics
  • 2.7
    Low-Temperature Chemistry and Auto-Ignition
  • 2.8
    Chemistry of Pollutant Formation in Combustion
  • 2.9
    Formation of Soot from Aliphatic Fuels
  • 2.10
    Formation of NOx
    • 2.10.1
      Thermal NO Route
    • 2.10.2
      Prompt NO
    • 2.10.3
      The N2O Route to NOx
    • 2.10.4
      Fuel Nitrogen Route to NO
  • 2.11
    Outlook
  • 2.12
    Summary
  • 2.13
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • Combustion chemistry;
  • chemical kinetics;
  • elementary reactions;
  • autoignition;
  • soot formation;
  • NOx formation;
  • reaction mechanisms