Investigation of fuel NO formation from pyrrole type nitrogen

Takuya Kuwahara, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto

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The mechanism of fuel NO formation from pyrrole type nitrogen and the effects of H2O concentration on the reaction mechanism were examined experimentally using a flow reactor and by numerical simulation with a detailed kinetic model. It was found that when H2O concentration is increased, the O radical is consumed and the OH radical is produced by the reaction O+→H2O→OH+OH. Consequently, the reaction HCN+OH, the reaction by which HCN is consumed, is promoted; and the reaction NCO+O→NO+CO, the reaction by which NO is produced, is inhibited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-494
Number of pages7
Journalkagaku kogaku ronbunshu
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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