Determining the Composition of High Temperature Combustion Products of Fossil Fuel Based on Variational Principles and Geometric Programming
This paper presents the algorithm and results of a computer program for calculation of complex equilibrium composition for the high temperature fossil fuel combustion products. The method of determining the composition of high temperatures combustion products at the temperatures appearing in the open cycle MHD power generation is given. The determination of combustion product composition is based on minimization of the Gibbs free energy. The number of equations to be solved is reduced by using variational principles and a method of geometric programming and is equal to the sum of the numbers of elements and phases. A short description of the computer program for the calculation of the composition and an example of the results are also given.
Keywords:composition high temperature combustion products / chemical and phase equilibrium / minimization Gibbs free energy / variational principles / geometric programming
Source:Thermal Science, 2011, 15, 1, 125-134
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