Kinetics of thermal degradation and solid formation during high-temperature stressing of jet fuels and related model compounds

Semih Eser, Chunshan Song, R. Copenhaver, M. Parzynski

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Thermal degradation of jet fuels at high temperatures is a principal concern for the operation of high-performance aircrafts which places severe thermal stress on the fuel. This paper presents data on the kinetics of high-temperature thermal decomposition of JP-8 jet fuel samples and some model compounds as measured by the color change in the reaction products, the depletion of starting liquids, and the formation of insoluble solids upon thermal stressing. The studies on the chemical composition and thermal stability of various jet fuel samples and the mechanisms of solid formation are presented separately in this symposium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-504
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Division of Petroleum Chemistry, Preprints
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1992
EventSymposium on Structure of Jet Fuels III - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 5 1992Apr 10 1992


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology

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