Laminar Burning Velocities of Dimethyl Carbonate with Air

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Laminar burning velocities of dimethyl carbonate (DMC) + air flames at initial gas mixture temperatures of 298, 318, 338, and 358 K are reported. Nonstretched flames were stabilized on a perforated plate burner at atmospheric pressure, and the laminar burning velocities were determined using the heat flux method. The overall accuracy of the burning velocities was evaluated to be typically better than +/- 1 cm/s. The effects of unburned mixture temperature on the laminar burning velocity of DMC were analyzed using the correlation S-L = S (T-u/T-u0)(alpha). The present experimental results indicated that the power exponent a reaches a minimum in slightly rich mixtures corresponding to the maximum burning velocity. Modeling of these results has been attempted using the mechanism developed by Glaude et al. It was found that this model significantly overpredicts laminar burning velocities of methanol, ethanol, and DMC; however, it accurately reproduces the temperature power exponent alpha for dimethyl carbonate flames.

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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5513-5517
JournalEnergy & Fuels
Volume27
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes