High-pressure oxidation of propane

Hamid Hashemi*, Jakob M. Christensen, Lawrence B. Harding, Stephen J. Klippenstein, Peter Glarborg

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The oxidation properties of propane have been investigated by conducting experiments in a laminar flow reactor at a pressure of 100 bar and temperatures of 500–900 K. The onset temperature for reaction increased from 625 K under oxidizing conditions to 725 K under reducing conditions. A chemical kinetic model for high pressure propane oxidation was established, with particular emphasis on the peroxide chemistry. The rate constant for the important abstraction reaction C3H8 + HO2 was calculated theoretically. Modeling predictions were in satisfactory agreement with the present data as well as shock tube data (6–61 bar) and flame speeds (1–5 bar) from literature.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the Combustion Institute
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)461-468
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Propane
  • Combustion
  • High pressure
  • Reaction kinetics
  • LPG


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