Gas and Particulate Matter Products Formed in a Laminar Flow Reactor: Pyrolysis of Single-Component C2 Fuels

A. Eveleigh, N. Ladommatos, R. Balachandran
2015 Energy Procedia  
Investigations that rank the tendencies of single-component fuels to form soot have given useful insights into how molecules and local molecular structure influences the conversion of carbon in fuel to soot. These studies can provide fundamental understanding of how functional group chemistry influences the products formed during pyrolysis or combustion. A series of experiments have been conducted which investigate the conversion of oxygenated and hydrocarbon C 2 molecules (ethanol, ethane, and
more » ... ethylene) to particulate matter (PM) and other species (CO, CO 2 ). Single-component fuels have been tested in a laminar flow reactor at concentrations of 8000 ppmv, under pyrolysis conditions. Size and mass distributions of particulates are reported, measured by means of a differential mobility spectrometer (Cambustion DMS500).
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.02.022 fatcat:2ajzyxvrqjbetbrnykoz3bgt7y