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Determination of upper flammability limits of C-H-O compounds in air at reference temperature and atmospheric pressure

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Author(s):
Mendiburu, Andres Z. ; de Carvalho, Jr., Joao A. ; Coronado, Christian R.
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: FUEL; v. 188, p. 212-222, JAN 15 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 5
Abstract

The objective of the present article was to develop and validate a method for the determination of the upper flammability limits (UFLs) in air, at atmospheric pressure and reference temperature, of flammable compounds containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen in their molecules, called C-H-O compounds for simplicity. The developed method applies basic combustion theory and chemical equilibrium. The upper flammability limits are determined by correlating a parameter named theta, which is the ratio of the adiabatic flame temperature at the stoichiometric composition to the adiabatic flame temperature at the UFL composition. A total set of 208 C-H-O compounds was considered, it was divided into a correlation set of 136 compounds and a prediction set of 72 compounds. The method's accuracy was tested in terms of the average of the absolute values of the relative errors (AARE) and in terms of the squared correlation coefficient (R-2). Also, the 95% confidence interval was determined. For the correlation, prediction and total sets the AAREs were 9.66%, 7.63% and 8.95%, respectively. The R-2 was 0.9382 for the correlation set, 0.9188 for the prediction set, and 0.9346 for the total set. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/23351-9 - FLAME PROPAGATION AND SUPPRESSION OF ANHYDROUS ETHANOL - AIR MIXTURES.
Grantee:Andrés Armando Mendiburu Zevallos
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate