Development of a chemical reaction mechanism for aqueous hydroxylammonium nitrate

K. Q. Zhang, S. T. Thynell

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Abstract

A mechanism for reactions of HAN in solution is proposed based on ab initio calculations and comparisons with experimental data. The G4(MP2) compound method with CPCM solvation model provided reasonably accurate predictions on Gibbs free energy changes and free energies of activation for elementary reactions identified in this paper. The proposed mechanism accounts for the autocatalytic behavior of HNO3 in the aqueous HAN system. Simulation results by adopting a zero-dimensional transient model show reasonable agreement with experimental data. Several characteristics observed in experiments are discussed and possible explanations are given based on results from sensitivity analysis and a simple kinetic analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event2016 Spring Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, ESSCI 2016 - Princeton, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2016Mar 16 2016

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Other2016 Spring Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, ESSCI 2016
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton
Period3/13/163/16/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Zhang, K. Q., & Thynell, S. T. (2016). Development of a chemical reaction mechanism for aqueous hydroxylammonium nitrate. Paper presented at 2016 Spring Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, ESSCI 2016, Princeton, United States.