Accession Number : ADP003145

Title :   Formation and Destruction of Organic Pollutants in Thermal Systems and Flames,

Corporate Author : CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE MULHOUSE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Lahaye,J. ; Prado,G. ; Garo,A.

Report Date : 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The main pollutants formed in thermal systems are soot, cenospheres, polyacromatic hydrocarbons and cyclic molecules including heteroelements such as oxygen and nitrogen. PAH are produced through reactions between aromatic and unsaturated aliphatic structures. PAH are intermediate species in soot formation. Some PAH, however, remain in flames and can be adsorbed on soot particles. In flames, hydroxyl radicals are responsible for soot post-combustion. Some practical results on soot production in turbines are reviewed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Soot, Combustion, Chemical reactions, Aromatic compounds, Aliphatic compounds, Unsaturated hydrocarbons, Heterocyclic compounds, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Flames, Hydroxyl radicals, Pollutants, Turbines, France

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE