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On the implications of nitromethane – NO chemistry interactions for combustion processes

Abstract : In this work, we report a detailed investigation of the CH3NO2 chemistry effect on fuel-NO interactions for the fuels methane and n-heptane using a recently developed and extensively validated H2/O2/CO/NOx/NH3/CH3NO2 baseline chemistry. In general, the model predictions show good agreement with temperature profiles of major and intermediate species in jet-stirred reactor experiments and they capture the subtle effect of NO addition. For both fuels, the CH3NO2 kinetics retard the system reactivity in the low temperature range by delaying the production of key radicals like OH and HO2. This explains the retarding effect of NO for n-heptane low temperature ignition and the overprediction of reactivity enhancement by NO in earlier studies on methane combustion. For methane, the recently explored roaming mediated dissociation channel of CH3NO2 to CH3O + NO is a major reaction pathway for CH3NO2 consumption. Our analysis suggests that at higher pressure, relevant to engine conditions, the two key intermediate species HONO and CH3NO2 feature strongly increased concentrations during n-heptane combustion and they may be detectable under such conditions in combustion experiments of this fuel-NOx system. The results of this work call for detailed future investigations of the CH3NO2 chemistry effect in the context of exhaust gas recirculation, also with regard to the suppression of engine knock.
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Krishna Prasad Shrestha, Lars Seidel, Thomas Zeuch, Gladys Moréac, Philippe Dagaut, et al.. On the implications of nitromethane – NO chemistry interactions for combustion processes. Fuel, Elsevier, 2021, 289, pp.119861. ⟨10.1016/j.fuel.2020.119861⟩. ⟨hal-03115005⟩



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