A kinetic model for the high-temperature oxidation of n-butanol based on recent shock tube/laser absorption experiments

Subith S. Vasu, S. Mani Sarathy

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Abstract

Butanol is a very promising biofuel candidate that has received considerable attention from the combustion community. However, the literature kinetic models are not able to predict shock tube data with reasonable accuracy. Therefore, an improved hightemperature kinetic mechanism is presented here for the oxidation of n-butanol in shock tubes. The mechanism is based on the published Sarathy et al. 2012 [1] mechanism. This study reinforces the strategy of chemical kinetic model development using a comprehensive set of reaction pathways with reaction rate rules based on expert knowledge. We demonstrate that a model for n-butanol oxidation can be modified only slightly to better predict a new set of experimental data while also improving predictive capabilities at other combustion relevant conditions. Discussions are presented on the validity of the proposed mechanism against recent shock tube experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute 2013
PublisherCombustion Institute
Pages242-247
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781629937199
StatePublished - 2013
EventFall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute 2013 - Clemson, United States
Duration: Oct 13 2013Oct 16 2013

Other

OtherFall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute 2013
CountryUnited States
CityClemson
Period10/13/1310/16/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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