Experimental and kinetic modeling study of diethyl ether flames

Luc Sy Tran, Julia Pieper, Hans Heinrich Carstensen, Hao Zhao, Isabelle Graf, Yiguang Ju, Fei Qi, Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus

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Diethyl ether (DEE) is being considered as a promising biofuel. The combustion chemistry of DEE in a fuel-rich low-pressure laminar premixed flame was studied. The laminar flame speeds of DEE iwas measured n a constant-volume chamber at elevated pressure. A new detailed kinetic model was proposed to describe the combustion of DEE in particular with respect to intermediates and pollutant formation. DEE flames yielded low concentrations of aromatic species. However high acetaldehyde emission was observed originating from the dominant pathways of DEE consumption via H-abstractions from C positions followed by β-scissions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-1173
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the Combustion Institute
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Biofuel
  • Detailed kinetic model
  • Diethyl ether
  • Laminar premixed flame
  • Molecular-beam mass spectrometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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