Spontaneous ignition of low-concentration nano-sized Al-water slurry
Abbreviated Journal Title
Spontaneous ignition; Al-water slurry; COMBUSTION; ALUMINUM; NANOFLUIDS; HYDROGEN; ENERGY; Energy & Fuels; Engineering, Chemical
Spontaneous ignition of a nano-sized aluminum (Al) particles-water slurry using a hot plate was investigated. The aluminum weight fractions were 17% and 27%. The hot plate temperatures ranged from 303 to 343 K. For all experimental conditions used, ignition was observed to occur at about 321 K and it was followed by a rapid temperature increase to above the boiling temperature of the water. Although the thermal runaway condition did not occur until the slurry reached a temperature of 321 K. it was able to react at a temperature as low as 303 K and develops sufficient heat for the slurry to reach the ignition condition. The ignition kinetic data were determined showing that E/R = 28619.66 (K) and k = 1.2644 x 10(37) K/s for the slurry containing 17% aluminum and, the value of k was about 2.398 x 10m(37) K/s for those having 27% aluminum by weight. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
"Spontaneous ignition of low-concentration nano-sized Al-water slurry" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4535.