Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



CH4, C2H4, C2H6, C3H6, and C3H8, and NOx

The chemical kinetic mechanism was validated to describe the promotion effect of hydrocarbons (methane, ethane, ethene, propene and propane) on NO to NO2 conversion in a atmospheric flow reactor. The NO level was 20 ppm and the hydrocarbon level was 50 ppm. The flow reactor temperature ranged from 600 to 1100 K.

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Reference

Marinov, N. M., Pitz, W.J., Westbrook, C.K., Hori, M., and Matsunaga, N. "An Experimental and Kinetic Calculation of the Promotion Effect of Hydrocarbons on the NO-NO2 Conversion in a Flow Reactor," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Volume 27, pp. 389-396, 1998. (UCRL-JC-129372).