Fundamental combustion characteristics of syngas

Guillaume Ribert, Piyush Thakre, Zhe Wang, Richard A. Yetter, Vigor Yang

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Synthetic gas (syngas) is primarily a mixture of hydrogen (H2) and carbon monoxide (CO). Varying proportions of carbon dioxide (CO2), steam (H2O), nitrogen (N2), and small quantities of hydrocarbons, mainly methane (CH4), may also be present (Shilling and Lee, 2003). In order to employ syngas as a practical fuel for power and propulsion applications, detailed understanding and characterization of the key syngas combustion properties, such as self-ignition delay, flame speed, extinction limit, and heat-release rate, over a wide range of permissible fuel compositions, equivalence ratios, and operating conditions, will be necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSynthesis Gas Combustion
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781420085358
ISBN (Print)9781420085341
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Energy
  • General Environmental Science


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