Abstract

Combustion describes the exothermic reaction between a fuel and an oxidizer, most often oxygen from air. Normally, the reactive equilibrium lies almost completely on the product side (~99.99%,), so that for computations it can be assumed that all fuel is consumed, as long as enough oxygen is present. However, by the Le Chatelier principle, the reaction will be less complete when the product temperature is high: in very hot combustion one might have to account for the law of mass action.

Keywords

Combustion Entropy Methane Enthalpy Steam 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of VictoriaBritish ColumbiaCanada

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