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By Symeon Karagiannidis

"Catalytic Microreactors for transportable strength iteration” addresses an issue of excessive relevance and elevated complexity in strength expertise. This thesis outlines an research into catalytic and gas-phase combustion features in channel-flow, platinum-coated microreactors. The emphasis of the examine is on microreactor/microturbine thoughts for transportable strength iteration and the fuels of curiosity are methane and propane. the writer rigorously describes numerical and experimental options, offering a brand new perception into the advanced interactions among chemical kinetics and molecular delivery approaches, in addition to giving the 1st exact file of hetero-/homogeneous chemical response mechanisms for catalytic propane combustion. the result of this paintings may be generally utilized to the commercial layout of micro- and mesoscale combustors.

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Measurements: C3H8 (circles), H2O (triangles). Predictions: C3H8, solid lines; H2O, dashed-dotted lines. For clarity, the scale of propane has been expanded by a factor of 2 in Cases 5 and 7. 2% at 995 K. It is noted that the enhanced performance of Eq. 2) yielded a more conservative estimate of the reactor extent with minimal gas-phase contribution. As seen in Fig. 2, the computed lengths of significant gas-phase conversion are reduced by as much as 13 and 21 mm for Cases 3 and 4 respectively.

2% at 995 K. It is noted that the enhanced performance of Eq. 2) yielded a more conservative estimate of the reactor extent with minimal gas-phase contribution. As seen in Fig. 2, the computed lengths of significant gas-phase conversion are reduced by as much as 13 and 21 mm for Cases 3 and 4 respectively. The associated higher near-wall fuel concentration, along with the increased concentration of catalytically produced water in the gas-phase induction zone, have been shown to affect on the onset of homogeneous ignition [6].

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