The increased use of dirty fuels such as coal and oil shale in station-ary combustors has increased the necessity for controlling NOx emissions. A potential method to accomplish this goal is the thermal deN0x process, where ammonia added to the combustion exhaust gas chemically converts nitric oxide to harmless products (N2 and H20). A complete understanding of the chemical processes occurring has been hampered by a lack of detailed high-temperature kinetic data. Using a high-temperature fast flow reactor equipped with a variety of optical detection devices, key rate parameters and product channels are determined for this process, and, in conjunction with computer modeling, a consistent comprehensive model is developed which describes the features of the NHi/NOx chemical system.
Joel A. Silver,
"Determination Of Kinetic Parameters Of Combustion Processes Using Optical Detection Techniques," Optical Engineering 20(4), 204540 (1 August 1981). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7972759