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Accession Number PB2013-103276
Title Progress in Catalytic Ignition Fabrication and Modeling: Modeling Part 2.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 22p
Personal Author J. Steciak R. Budwig S. Beyerlein
Abstract The ignition temperature and heat generation from oxidation of methane on a platinum catalyst were determined experimentally. A 127 micron diameter platinum coiled wire was placed crosswise in a quartz tube of a plug flow reactor. A source meter with a 4-wire measurement capability measured the resistance and current to calculate the average temperature of the surface reaction. Light-off temperatures varied from 730-780K for methane for a fuel-oxygen equivalence ratio of 0.3 to 1.0 at fuel percentages of 2-5% by volume. A model of the experimental system was created using Fluent coupled with Chemkin to combine an advanced chemistry solver with flow simulation. The experimental data was compared to the model results, which includes heat transfer and the surface reaction kinetics of methane on platinum. The heat transfer model obtained values close to experimental data for temperatures between 400K and 700K. At temperatures greater than 700K the model deviated with temperatures greater than the experimental results.
Keywords Air pollution control
Catalytic ignition
Catalytic Plasma Torch(CPT)
Clean fuels
Cooperative Fuels Research(CFR)
Ignition systems
Transportation fuels

Source Agency Department of Transportation Research and Special Programs Administration
NTIS Subject Category 68A - Air Pollution & Control
81J - Reciprocation & Rotating Combustion Engines
85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author Idaho Univ., Moscow. National Inst. for Advanced Transportation Technology.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number DTRT07-G-0056

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