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Auto-ignition and upper explosion limit of rich propane-air mixtures at elevated pressures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16716499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The auto-ignition limits of propane-air mixtures at elevated pressures up to 15 bar and for concentrations from 10 mol% up to 70 mol% are investigated. The experiments are performed in a closed spherical vessel with a volume of 8 dm3. The auto-ignition temperatures decrease from 300 degrees C to 250 degrees C when increasing the pressure from 1 bar to 14.5 bar. It is shown that the fuel concentration most sensitive to auto-ignition depends on initial pressure. A second series of experiments investigates the upper flammability limit of propane-air mixtures at initial temperatures up to 250 degrees C and pressures up to 30 bar near the auto-ignition area. Finally the propane auto-oxidation is modelled using several detailed kinetic reaction mechanisms and these numerical calculations are compared with the experimental results.
F Norman; F Van den Schoor; F Verplaetsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-05-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hazardous materials     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0304-3894     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hazard. Mater.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-18     Completed Date:  2007-01-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422688     Medline TA:  J Hazard Mater     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  666-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
K.U. Leuven, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Celestijnenlaan 300A, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Explosive Agents / chemistry*
Propane / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Explosive Agents; 74-98-6/Propane

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