A unified approach for the explosion limits of the hydrogen-oxygen system

Alon Lidor, Daniel Weihs, Eran Sher

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Abstract

We present a new model for the prediction of the explosion limits of the hydrogen-oxygen system. Our model is based on the principle of ignition delay time, postulating that crossing the explosion limit (by increasing the pressure or temperature above it) causes a sharp decrease in the ignition delay time. By using fundamentals of the chain ignition theory, and by employing the Le-Chatelier rule for the explosion limits of fuel mixtures, we develop our model equations. We use numerical analysis to calibrate the constants, and show that our proposed model can accurately capture the unique trend of the peninsula shaped explosion limits. We believe that the relative simplicity of our model will be useful in the analysis of more complex hydrocarbon fuels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBoilers and Heat Recovery Steam Generator; Combustion Turbines; Energy Water Sustainability; Fuels, Combustion and Material Handling; Heat Exchangers, Condensers, Cooling Systems, and Balance-of-Plant
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791857601
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2017 Power Conference Joint with ICOPE 2017, POWER 2017-ICOPE 2017, collocated with the ASME 2017 11th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, the ASME 2017 15th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, and the ASME 2017 Nuclear Forum - Charlotte, United States
Duration: 26 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Power Division (Publication) POWER
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceASME 2017 Power Conference Joint with ICOPE 2017, POWER 2017-ICOPE 2017, collocated with the ASME 2017 11th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, the ASME 2017 15th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, and the ASME 2017 Nuclear Forum
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period26/06/1730/06/17

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