The use of hydrocarbon-hydrogen mixtures has been proven to be a valuable system for emission reduction and flame stabilisation. For the assessment of process hazards and the safe design of process equipment handling ethanol-hydrogen, the knowledge of safety parameters, such as maximum pressure, maximum rate of pressure rise and burning velocity, is required. In this work, the explosion behaviour of pure ethanol and ethanol-hydrogen/air mixtures is studied for different initial temperature and equivalence ratio. Experimental tests are carried out in a 5 dm(3) closed cylindrical vessel.
Times Cited: 0 Cozzani, V DeRademaeker, E Pierucci, S Klemes, JJ Salzano, Ernesto/A-2854-2008 Salzano, Ernesto/0000-0002-3238-2491 5th International Conference on Safety and Environment in the Process and Power Industry (CISAP) Jun 03-06, 2012 Milano, ITALY Italian Assoc Chemical Engn (AIDIC) 978-88-95608-17-4