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Thermodynamics of combustion gases: general considerations.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 4806, 1952 Apr; :1-72
For a theoretical description of power plants that derive their energy from the combustion of a fuel, it is necessary to solve, to an appropriate degree of precision, a hydrodynamic problem that requires for its solution a knowledge of the thermodynamic properties of the working fluid composed of the products of the combustion reaction. It is usually a good approximation to assume that the properties of the combustion gas are determined by the conditions of thermal equilibrium, and it is thus possible to employ the methods of classical thermodynamics for their computation. The thermodynamic properties of fuel gases also are of considerable importance, as they form the basis for the design of appropriate means for their effective utilization. The specification of the operating conditions to produce a gas for use as an intermediate in a chemical process, such as the synthesis of liquid fuels, may be based upon a study of the variation of the composition of the synthesis gas with changes in the various process variables.
Automation; Auxiliary-power-plants; Chemical-reactions; Combustion-products; Computations; Flames; Fluids; Fuels; Gases; Hydrodynamics; Liquids; Response; Synthesis; Thermal-stability; Thermodynamic-properties
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 4806
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