Accession Number : AD0652933

Title :   THE CARBON-OXYGEN REACTION: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE OXIDATION OF SUSPENDED CARBON SPHERES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF FUEL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Essenhigh,R. H. ; Froberg,R. W.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 241

Abstract : Analysis of the carbon-oxygen reaction, at normal pressures, with the use of simultaneous size and weight measurements on single spheres, has substantiated the three zone theory for solid-gas reactions. Experimental results have shown that the true chemical reaction is of zero order with an apparent activation energy of 45 kcal/mole. By combining a zero order, chemical reaction, rate expression with diffusion expressions, it was found that over the temperature range investigated in this study, the overall reaction rate may be described by a single rate expression. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARBON, *OXIDATION), SPHERES, REACTION KINETICS, THERMOCHEMISTRY, HEAT OF ACTIVATION, DIFFUSION, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, COMBUSTION

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE