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Isotopic Tracers for Combustion Research

Eveleigh, A; Ladommatos, N; (2017) Isotopic Tracers for Combustion Research. Combustion Science and Technology , 189 (4) pp. 660-682. 10.1080/00102202.2016.1246440. Green open access

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This review article deals with the use of isotopic tracers in the field of combustion science. A number of researchers have reported the use of isotopic techniques, which have been employed to solve a wide range of combustion problems. Radioactive and stable isotopes have been utilized as tracers, including isotopes of carbon (13C and 14C), oxygen (18O), and deuterium (D). One of the main applications has been to quantitatively determine the propensity of a molecule in a mixture, or specific atom within a molecule, to form pollutant emissions. Tracer studies have also been used for the elucidation of combustion reaction pathways, and kinetic rate constant determination of elementary reactions. A number of analytical techniques have been used for isotope detection; and the merits of some of the different techniques are discussed in the context of combustion research. This article concludes by exploring emerging methods and potential future techniques and applications.

Type: Article
Title: Isotopic Tracers for Combustion Research
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/00102202.2016.1246440
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00102202.2016.1246440
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © Aaron Eveleigh and Nicos Ladommatos. Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: 13C, 14C, Deuterium, Isotope, Labeling, 18O, Source apportionment, Tracer
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1528983
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