This project calculated the adiabatic flame temperature of a combustion reaction of pure methane and oxygen, assuming that all of the heat liberated by the combustion reaction goes into heating the resulting mixture. Mole fractions of methane to oxygen were computed from 0.05 to 0.95, in increments of 0.05, and then an integral was computed was computed with respect to temperature using the moles of product produced or leftover moles of reactants from the starting mole fraction times the specific heat of each respective gas. The highest adiabatic flame temperature evaluated, occurred at a mole fraction of 0.35.
"Adiabatic Flame Temperature for Combustion of Methane,"
Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two:
2, Article 6.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/2326-36188.8.131.52 Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/ujmm/vol3/iss2/6
Brian Curtin, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering