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Effect of dissolved oxygen concentration on coke deposition of kerosene

Pei, Xin-yan, Hou, Ling-yun
Fuel processing technology 2016 v.142 pp. 86-91
cooling, dissolved oxygen, heat transfer, kerosene, oxidation, temperature
Coke deposition is an obstacle to the application of fuel cooling. The effect of dissolved oxygen concentration at the supercritical pressure on the thermal oxidative coking deposition of Chinese RP-3 kerosene was investigated using thermal fluid experiments. Tests were conducted in a small-diameter, indirectly electrically heated, single-pass straight tube covering the temperature range of the thermal oxidation reaction. The amount of coke deposition was measured by weighting. The results of the experiments for high-dissolved-oxygen, air-saturated, and deoxygenated fuels were compared at the supercritical pressure of 3MPa and a fuel outlet temperature of 410 °C. In comparison with the air-saturated fuel, the high-dissolved-oxygen fuel experienced a sharp rise in deposits, while the deoxygenated fuel had the lowest deposition quantity. The consumption fraction of the dissolved oxygen increased notably above 200 °C and fitted a pseudo-first-order reaction. The entrance effect, inducing high depositions, was interpreted by the temperature gradient and the boundary layer. Finally the relationship between thermal oxidative deposition and heat transfer was examined.