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A detailed CO2(1B2) chemiluminescence chemical kinetics model for carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon oxidation

  • Liu, Y
  • Hardalupas, Y
  • Taylor, AMKP
Publication Date
Apr 22, 2022
Spiral - Imperial College Digital Repository
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The CO2(1B2) - CO2(X1Σ+g) transition is a source of chemiluminescence from CO and hydrocarbon premixed flames and can be used as a diagnostic; however, its chemistry is not well known due to its broadband nature. Although several attempts have been made to model CO2(1B2) chemiluminescence, none performs well in hydrocarbon flames. We propose a new detailed kinetic model for CO2(1B2) chemiluminescence, based on shock tube experiments in the literature and on opposed flame data presented here. The mechanism consists of 26 reactions which describe the formation of the lower excited state molecule CO2(3B2) (R1), the inter-system crossing reaction between CO2(3B2) and CO2(1B2) (R2), CO2(1B2), the formatting reaction path in hydrocarbon flames (R3), CO2(1B2) radiative quenching (R4) and collisional quenching of CO2(3B2) and CO2(1B2) (R5-R26). The reaction rates constants of R1 and R3 within ± 60% and ± 32% uncertainty, respectively, were determined as follows:

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