Coke and Chemistry

, Volume 60, Issue 12, pp 500–504 | Cite as

Fire and Explosion Risks of Glycol-Based Vapor–Air Mixtures

  • N. I. Akinin
  • V. M. Raikova
  • K. N. Khvostantseva
Environmental Protection


@Abstraction limits of flame propagation are determined for 13 glycols, as well as their enthalpy of formation and enthalpy of combustion. These characteristics depend on the number of carbon atoms in the glycol molecule. The combustion parameters are calculated for vapor–air mixtures of glycols and monoatomic alcohols, in the case where P = 1 atm and V = const. The adiabatic combustion temperature of mixtures of limiting and stoichiometric composition does not depend on the number of hydroxyl groups in the alcohol molecule. The explosive pressure of glycol is slightly higher than for monoatomic alcohols.


glycol vapor–air mixture flash point concentration limit of flame propagation enthalpy of combustion combustion temperature explosion pressure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. I. Akinin
    • 1
  • V. M. Raikova
    • 1
  • K. N. Khvostantseva
    • 1
  1. 1.Mendeleev Russian University of Chemical TechnologyMoscowRussia

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