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Combustion Science Engineering

The High Pressure Laminar Flow Reactor (HPLFR) facility has been developed to study fundamental small molecule kinetics, in particular, three-body reactions with H2O and CO2 in the H2/O2 oxidation system. Accurate rate constant measurements for these reactions are useful across a range of combustion conditions — H2O and CO2 are, after all, the principal products of hydrocarbon combustion. The tubular reactor operates with premixed feed at temperatures up to 1000 K and pressures from 1 to 30 atmospheres. Gases are sampled along the reactor centerline and analyzed using the same IR/GC facilities as the Variable Pressure Flow Reactor (VPFR). This research is sponsored by Combustion Science Engineering, Inc.