Kinetics of Metal Atom Oxidation Reactions
AEROCHEM RESEARCH LABS INC PRINCETON NJ
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The tubular fast-flow reactor, previously used for reaction kinetic measurements at temperatures up to only 1000K, has been adapted to reach temperatures up to 2000K and has been applied to studies of gas phase reactions of metal atoms with O2. The most extensive set of results obtained so far is for the FeO2 reaction in an N2 bath at 1600K. Preliminary results for the Al reaction with O2 at 1700K are discussed. The experimental technique described here allows measurements to be made under reaction conditions overlapping those used in flame and shock-tube studies. A design study for a wall-less reactor which would allow extension of metal atom oxidation studies down to about 200 to 300K is also reported.
- Physical Chemistry