A PAH mechanism for gasoline surrogate fuels

Sungwoo Park*, Yu Wang, Suk Ho Chung, S. Mani

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study proposed a chemical kinetic model for PAH growth up to A7 for gasoline surrogate fuels. The proposed model was first validated against n-heptane and iso-octane premixed flame data available in the literature. The proposed model also well reproduced the experimentally observed synergistic effect on A1-A3 PAHs deduced from LIF signals, and the monotonic increase of A4-A7 deduced from LII signals in counterflow n-heptane/toluene and iso-octane/toluene diffusion flames. In order to better understand the synergistic effects of binary mixtures, reaction path analyses were conducted to identify important reactions to form PAHs. New experiments were also performed using a counterflow n-heptane/iso-octane diffusion flames and the results indicate the non-linear increase of soot volume fractions. The computed maximum mole fractions of A7 are in good agreement with the experimental trend.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASPACC 2015 - 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion
PublisherCombustion Institute
StatePublished - 2015
Event10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2015 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 19 2015Jul 22 2015


Other10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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