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RESEARCH PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Combustion and Fuels

The Effects of Different Sulfur Compounds on Jet Fuel Oxidation and Deposition

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R. E. Kauffman

University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, OH 45469-0161

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 119(2), 322-327 (Apr 01, 1997) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2815578 History: Received February 27, 1995; Online November 19, 2007

Abstract

This paper presents research that supports a proposed fuel oxidation/deposition mechanism involving acid:base reactions between “oxidizable” sulfur compounds, “basic” nitrogen compounds, and oxygen-containing polymers. The reported research presents experiments that study the effects of different sulfur compounds on the high-temperature (160–220°C) oxidation products and deposition tendencies of jet fuel. Surface analyses incorporating elemental analyses and depth profiles of deposits formed on steel surfaces were performed to identify the species involved in the initial stages of deposition by jet fuels. Experiments to study the effects of acid neutralizing compounds on the deposition tendencies of jet fuels are also presented.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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