CALCULATION OF EQUILIBRIUM COMPOSITION OF AUTOMOTIVE EXHAUST GASES

THE EQUILIBRIUM COMPOSITION OF AUTOMOTIVE EXHAUST GASES SUGGESTS THE TREND OF THE POLLUTANT CONCENTRATIONS WHEN VARYING CHEMICAL-PHYSICAL PARAMETERS AND INDICATES SOME INSUPERABLE THERMODYNAMIC BARRIERS. COMPOSITIONS AT AIR-FUEL RATIO FROM 13.0 TO 17.0, TEMPERATURE FROM 600 TO 1500 DEG K, AND PRESSURE FROM 1 TO 60 ATM HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED. THESE CALCULATIONS SHOW THAT NITROUS OXIDE CAN BE REDUCED EVEN IN AN OXIDIZING ATMOSPHERE, THAT AMMONIA FORMATION CAN BE SIGNIFICANT IN A REDUCING CATALYTIC REACTOR, AND THAT CARBON MONOXIDE IS NOT UNIQUELY DETERMINED BY THE WATER-GAS REACTION BUT BY OTHER REACTIONS AS WELL.

  • Authors:
    • Del Grasso, R
  • Publication Date: 1973-7-17

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  • Accession Number: 00240259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 16 1973 12:00AM