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Catalytic combustion kinetics: using a direct search algorithm to evaluate kinetic parameters from light-off curves


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Hayes, R. E., Bertrand, F. H., Audet, C. and Kolaczkowski, S. T., 2003. Catalytic combustion kinetics: using a direct search algorithm to evaluate kinetic parameters from light-off curves. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 81 (6), pp. 1192-1199.

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Abstract

This paper describes a method for evaluating the kinetic consts. in a rate expression for catalytic combustion applications using exptl. light-off curves. The method uses a transient one-dimensional single channel monolith finite element reactor model to simulate reactor performance. The heat and mass transfer models used account for developing flow in the entrance region. A parameter global optimization routine based on a generalized pattern Search algorithm is used to det. the best fit parameters in the rate expression for the oxidn. of CO and mixts. of CO and CH4. The algorithm is compared to a more classical gradient method, the Fletcher-Reeves method.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsHayes, R. E., Bertrand, F. H., Audet, C. and Kolaczkowski, S. T.
Uncontrolled Keywordsexhaust gas catalytic combustion kinetics algorithm light off curve, combustion kinetics, catalytic combustion kinetics, exhaust gas catalytic converters (oxidn., using a direct search algorithm to evaluate kinetic parameters from light-off curves), algorithm, oxidation catalysts (catalytic combustion kinetics
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Chemical Engineering
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code982

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