Kinetics of cyclohexane and its mono-alkylated derivatives pyrolysis at low pressure

Zhandong Wang, Lidong Zhang, Subram Sarathy, Fei Qi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Cycloalkanes (i.e., naphthenes) are important components in fossil fuels such as gasoline and aviation fuels. In particular, the emergence of the oil-sand-derived fuels and coal-based synthetic fuels has increased the concentration of cycloalkanes in transportation fuels. In this work, the low-pressure pyrolysis of three prototypical cycloalkanes, i.e., cyclohexane, methylcyclohexane and ethylcyclohexane were investigated in a flow reactor at 30 Torr using synchrotron vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) photoionization mass spectrometry (PIMS). The fuel pyrolysis kinetics are investigated based on the mole fraction distribution of a series of intermediates, thus revealing the pyrolysis chemistry of cycloalkanes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2015 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 19 2015Jul 22 2015

Other

Other10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2015
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period07/19/1507/22/15

Keywords

  • Cycloalkanes
  • Pyrolysis
  • Surrogated fuels
  • Synchrotron VUV photoionization mass spectrometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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