Accession Number : AD0600456

Title :   IONIZATION IN FLAMES AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE NEGATIVE FLAME IONS.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 4,

Corporate Author : LOUVAIN UNIV (BELGIUM)

Personal Author(s) : VAN Tiggelen,A.

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : A summary is given of the most representative actual data concerning the measurement of the chemi-ion concentration in the flame reaction zone, the identification of these ions and the rate of their recombination in the afterburning zone. A few possible processes for their formation are discussed; an estimate of the rate of such process is given. Some relations are derived concerning the most probable values of the ion concentrations in the flame front. Ions were produced in the flame gases by means of electron bombardment. Information is given on the nature of some transitory combustion products in the flame. The identity of the negative ions in the flame was investigated. One conclusion concerns the large concentration of negative ions whose amount is comparable to the amount of positive ions; therefore, it is not true that the electrons are the main negative charge carriers. (See also AD-404 876) (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLAMES, IONS), (*GAS IONIZATION, FLAMES), (*IONS, ELECTRONS), COMBUSTION, COMBUSTION PRODUCTS, IONIZATION, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, IDENTIFICATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE