Hydrogen effects on ignition delay time of methyl butanoate in a rapid compression machine

Seunghyeon Lee, Soonho Song

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The effect of hydrogen addition on the ignition delay time of methyl butanoate was studied using a rapid compression machine experiment and ANSYS CHEMKIN-PRO 19.0 numerical analysis. The ignition delay was measured under engine-relevant conditions by varying equivalence ratios (0.5 and 1.0), compression pressures (15 and 30 bar), compression temperatures (860-1060 K), and hydrogen mole fractions in the methyl butanoate/hydrogen mixture (0%, 25%, 50%, and 75%). The kinetic mechanism was modified by adding the methyl butanoate mechanism to the NUIG Aramco 3.0 mechanism and modifying the rate parameters of the H-atom abstraction reactions of methyl butanoate. The numerical results obtained using the modified mechanism were in good agreement with the experimental results. The methyl butanoate/hydrogen mixture did not show a negative temperature coefficient characteristic. With hydrogen addition, the ignition delay increased at low temperatures but decreased at high temperatures. The results of the chemical and dilution effect analysis using the imaginary inert H2 showed that the chemical effects differ depending on the temperature. Most added hydrogen molecules participate in the chain propagation reactions to produce H radicals and consume OH by the reaction H2 + OH → H + H2O. This, in turn, changes the reactions of other species, such as HO2 and H2O2. The results of the reaction path analysis for the related species showed that the addition of hydrogen reduced radical reactions at low temperatures, while increasing them at high temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5602-5618
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Energy Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar 25

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. NRF‐2019R1A2C1011566).

Funding Information:
National Research Foundation of Korea, Grant/Award Number: NRF‐2019R1A2C1011566 Funding information

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© 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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