Accession Number : AD0607848

Title :   STUDIES TO DETERMINE THE MECHANISM OF PRODUCTION AND REMOVAL OF ELECTRONS IN FLAMES.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. for 1 Sep-30 Nov 58,

Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY

Personal Author(s) : Mukherjee,Nalin R. ; Fueno,Takayuki ; Eyring,Henry ; Ree,Taikyue

Report Date : 30 NOV 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Opinions differ about the thermodynamic condition of flame reactions. Some maintain, in contradiction to others, that the electron densities in flames of certain fuel air systems are in good agreement with expected equilibrium values. The present investigation results indicate nonequilibrium conditions in flame reactions and the production of more electrons in flames than can be accounted for from thermodynamic equilibrium with the flame products. A formulation derived from the principles of cumulative excitation and chemi-ionization of reactants rather than products is presented.

Descriptors :   (*COMBUSTION, REACTION KINETICS), (*FLAMES, IONIZATION), (*ELECTRONS, FLAMES), HYDROGEN, OXYGEN, NITROGEN, HYDROCARBONS, FREE RADICALS, MONOXIDES, IONS, CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM, THERMOCHEMISTRY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE