Low-temperature oxidation in a stirred-flow reactor-I. Propane

B. F. Gray*, P. G. Felton

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The low-temperature oxidation of propane is examined in a stirred-flow system which avoids most of the difficulties encountered with static vassel experiments. Unlimited numbers of cool flames can be observed, the system showing limit cycle behavior, hysteresis, and multistability, as well as damped oscillations and nonoscillatory slow reactions. The heat-release rate is measured as a function of temperature, exhibiting a near discontinuity and a region of negative temperature coefficient, closely associated with the region of oscillation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-304
Number of pages10
JournalCombustion and Flame
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes


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