Sensitivity analysis of a comprehensive mechanism for methanol flames

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Methanol as an automotive fuel features low emission of primary pollutants (low soot, CO, NOx, and unburned fuel tailpipe concentrations), low ozone creation potential of the organic exhaust, and high octane number. The reaction mechanism for methanol/air flames was studied where all rate coefficients were based on experimental information. The elementary reactions that had been suggested for methanol combustion kinetics were critically studied and new reaction steps were proposed. Data achieved by direct kinetic measurements were preferred. The reaction mechanism assembled includes 26 reactive species and 166 irreversible reactions. The experimental data for methanol-air flames in a wide range of experimental conditions was reproduced well. These reactions are dependent on pressure, but very few information is available about the pressure dependence of the rate coefficients. Original is an abstract.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Symposium on Combustion Abstracts of Accepted Papers
Issue numberB
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000
Event28th International Symposium on Combustion - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 30 2000Aug 4 2000


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