Abstract

In this study, the auto ignition with low limit temperature of syngas has been numerically investigated using a 2-D numerical analysis. Previous study showed that auto ignition was observed at above 860 K in co-flow jet experiments using syngas and dry air. However, the auto ignition at this low temperature range could not be predicted with existing chemical mechanisms. Inconsistency of the auto ignition temperature between the experimental and numerical results is thought to be due to the inaccuracy of the chemical kinetic mechanism. The prediction of ignition delay time and sensitivity analysis for each chemical kinetic mechanism were performed to verify the reasons of the inconsistency between the experimental and numerical results. The results which were calculated using the various mechanisms showed significantly differences in the ignition delay time. In this study, we intend to analyze the reason of discrepancy to predict the auto ignition with low pressure and low temperature region of syngas and to improve the chemical kinetic mechanism. A sensitive analysis has been done to investigate the reaction steps which affected the ignition delay time significantly, and the reaction rate of the selected reaction step was modified. Through the modified chemical kinetic mechanism, we could identify the auto ignition in the low temperature region from the 2-D numerical results. Then CEMA (Chemical Explosive Mode Analysis) was used to validate the 2-D numerical analysis with modified chemical kinetic mechanism. From the validation, the calculated λexp, EI, and PI showed reasonable results, so we expect that the modified chemical kinetic mechanism can be used in various low temperature region.

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