Accession Number:

AD0243582

Title:

BURNING VELOCITIES OF THE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE DECOMPOSITION FLAME

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE LABS

Report Date:

1960-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Burning velocities of the hydrogen peroxide decomposition flame have been measured,d by the bunsen burner method at pressure. between 0.5 and 1 atmosphere. The flame reaction follows approximately first order kinetics with an activation energy of 35 kcalmole, and shows general agreement with the mechanism and kinetics of the homogenous non-flame reaction. A single plot of the logarithm of the product of the square of the burning velocity and the pressure versus the reciprocal flame temperature correlated the data obtained here at all pressures and also burning velocities above liquid solutions of H2O2. This covers a 200-fold range of burning velocity. The burning velocity was also corelated with quenching distance and some approximate blow off and flash back limits are also given.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE