Students at Rowan University carried out an experiment aimed at exploring the automotive catalytic converter. Light-off experiment was performed above the 468°C autoignition temperature of propane. It was found that the light-off temperatures at 50% conversion of propane are 620 and 538°C at 14.5 and 7.76 L/min. Through this experiment, students were able to see the catalyst, measure gas-phase concentrations and flowrates, and model the reactor and find the reaction-rate parameters using a nonlinear regression of the data.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Specialist publication||Chemical Engineering Education|
|State||Published - Jun 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)