Measurement of H2O2 Broadening Parameters near 7.8 μm with a Shock Tube

  • Christopher J. Aul
  • Mark W. Crofton
  • John D. Mertens
  • Eric L. Petersen
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Hydrogen peroxide is an important intermediate species in the combustion of hydrogen and hydrocarbon-based fuels at low temperatures (850-1200K) and elevated pressures. Part of the reason for the importance of H2O2 is that the molecule produces a considerable amount of hydroxyl radicals prior to the ignition event, so it is important to have a good understanding of the kinetic reactions involving this species. In the past, a few groups–including the authors of this work–have investigated hydrogen peroxide at these elevated temperatures by using shock tubes [1]-[3]. The shock tube is an ideal experiment for investigating combustion chemistry at elevated pressures and temperatures of interest to this study. Measurements have also been made at temperatures below 900 K within static cells [4]-[6]. It is important to know how this species behaves experimentally in a combustion environment to develop and validate chemical kinetics models.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher J. Aul
    • 1
  • Mark W. Crofton
    • 2
  • John D. Mertens
    • 3
  • Eric L. Petersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.The Aerospace CorporationEl SegundoUSA
  3. 3.Trinity CollegeHartfordUSA

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