Contract grant sponsor: German Research Foundation (DFG).
Mechanism of Iron Oxide Formation from Iron Pentacarbonyl-Doped Low-Pressure Hydrogen/Oxygen Flames
Article first published online: 24 JUN 2013
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International Journal of Chemical Kinetics
Volume 45, Issue 8, pages 487–498, August 2013
How to Cite
Wlokas, I., Faccinetto, A., Tribalet, B., Schulz, C. and Kempf, A. (2013), Mechanism of Iron Oxide Formation from Iron Pentacarbonyl-Doped Low-Pressure Hydrogen/Oxygen Flames. Int. J. Chem. Kinet., 45: 487–498. doi: 10.1002/kin.20786
Contract grant sponsor: Allianz Industrie Forschung (AiF).
Contract grant sponsor: NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum (funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the European Commission).
- Issue published online: 24 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 24 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 25 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 14 MAY 2012
- German Research Foundation (DFG)
- Allianz Industrie Forschung (AiF)
A chemical reaction mechanism was developed for the formation of iron oxide (Fe2O3) from iron pentacarbonyl (Fe(CO)5) in a low-pressure hydrogen–oxygen flame reactor. In this paper, we describe an extensive approach for the flame-precursor chemistry and the development of a novel model for the formation of Fe2O3 from the gas phase. The detailed reaction mechanism is reduced for the implementation in two-dimensional, reacting flow simulations. The comprehensive simulation approach is completed by a model for the formation and growth of the iron oxide nanoparticles. The exhaustive and compact reaction mechanism is validated using experimental data from iron-atom laser-induced fluorescence imaging. The particle formation and growth model are verified with new measurements from particle mass spectrometry.