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The Reaction of Ethane in Spark Ignition Engine Exhaust Gas
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1970 by SAE International in United States
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Event: Mid-Year Meeting
This paper describes a method for studying reactions of hydrocarbons in S.I. engine exhaust gases. The reaction of ethane is described using an Arrhenius model (experimentally E = 86,500 cal/mole) for the rate of ethane diappearance and empirical correlations for distributions of the products carbon monoxide, ethylene, formaldehyde, methane, acetylene, and propane as a function of the fraction of ethane reacted. The results show that the nature of partial oxidation products from a nonreactive hydrocarbon may be less desirable from an air pollution viewpoint than the initial hydrocarbon.
CitationSorenson, S., Myers, P., and Uyehara, O., "The Reaction of Ethane in Spark Ignition Engine Exhaust Gas," SAE Technical Paper 700471, 1970, https://doi.org/10.4271/700471.
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