Emission Control Science and Technology

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 321–329 | Cite as

Numerical Investigation of the Effect of Hydrogen Addition on Methane Flame Velocity and Pollutant Emissions Using Several Detailed Reaction Mechanisms

  • Meryem Alaya
  • Ridha EnnettaEmail author
  • Rachid Said


This research’s basic objective is the study of hydrogen addition effects on pollutant emissions like CO and CO2 and on the laminar velocity of a methane flame considering a detailed chemical kinetics. This numerical study was performed using the calculation code of the gas phase chemical kinetics ChemKin4.0. To do this, the internal combustion engine (ICE) model was used to simulate the CO and CO2 emissions and the flame speed calculation (FSC) model for calculating the laminar velocity for various detailed reaction mechanisms and under different mixing conditions of CH4 + H2 and at equivalence ratio values ranging from 0.6 to 1.4. Results were compared with various experimental data from the literature and very good concordance was observed for several of the detailed mechanisms.


Hydrogen Methane Laminar speed Pollutant emissions Chemical kinetics Detailed mechanism 


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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ionized and Reactive Media Study (EMIR), Monastir Preparatory Institute for Engineering Studies (IPEIM)University of MonastirMonastirTunisia
  2. 2.Mechanical Modeling, Energy & Materials (M²EM), National School of Engineers of Gabes (ENIG)University of GabesGabèsTunisia

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