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Multi-species Laser Measurements of n-Butanol Pyrolysis behind Reflected Shock Waves

  • Robert D. Cook
  • Ritobrata Sur
  • Ivo Stranic
  • David F. Davidson
  • Ronald K. Hanson
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Introduction

Interest in transportation biofuels is increasing due to the expanding demand for renewable alternatives to fossil fuels. n-Butanol (CH3CH2CH2CH2OH) is a particularly attractive alternative fuel. Compared to the more common renewable fuel, ethanol, n-butanol offers several advantages. It has a higher energy density, has a lower vapor pressure, is less hygroscopic, and is less corrosive. These factors make n-butanol more compatible with existing engines and distribution infrastructure [1].

Keywords

Shock Wave Shock Tube Formaldehyde Yield Ignition Delay Time Curran Mechanism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert D. Cook
    • 1
  • Ritobrata Sur
    • 1
  • Ivo Stranic
    • 1
  • David F. Davidson
    • 1
  • Ronald K. Hanson
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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