Flame reaction

Related to Flame reaction: flame spectrum
(Chem.) a method of testing for the presence of certain elements by the characteristic color imparted to a flame; as, sodium colors a flame yellow, potassium violet, lithium crimson, boracic acid green, etc. Cf. Spectrum analysis, under Spectrum.

See also: Flame

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The use of swirling flows to control the combustion processes is actual and essential, because of the hypothesis suggesting that the swirl flows allow the enhanced mixing of the reactants in the flame reaction zone and stabilization of the processes of fuel combustion and heat energy production.
This was due to the presence of gap without flame reaction since the gap area was filled up by significantly rich mixture exceeding the flame stability limits.
The assumptions for this model is that the charges are considered homogeneous, pressure is uniform throughout the cylinder, volume occupied by the flame reaction zone is negligible, burned gas is at full thermodynamic equilibrium except for the N[O.sub.x], and there is no heat transfer between burned and unburned zones.
Examples of flame reaction mechanisms are given in table 12.
It should be noted that the main source of H atoms in the preflame region is from diffusion out of the reaction zone, so that inhibition at this zone could be expected to have a similar delay-effect on the flame reaction to that suggested by the halogen inhibition model.
However, there are specific applications, where the low- and intermediate-temperature oxidative regions become important, for example, homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) internal combustion engines (ICE) [4-6], lean premixed prevaporized (LPP) combustors in gas turbines [7, 8], and liquid fuel reformers for fuel cell applications [9-11] or industrial safety [12, 13]; in these cases, cool flame reactions largely determine the overall reactivity and have to be taken into account.