We calculate the adiabatic flame temperature of a mixture of methane and oxygen in the presence of a diluent gas then determine the mole fractions of methane without respect to nitrogen and solve for the moles of oxygen present. Knowing the moles of methane and oxygen, allows us to calculate the moles of nitrogen present at four constant mole fractions of nitrogen, and the adiabatic flame temperature is determined from the energy released by the reaction. Lastly, we produce several graphs to compare the adiabatic flame temperatures at different mole fractions of nitrogen.
"Adiabatic Flame Temperature for Combustion of Methane II,"
Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two:
1, Article 1.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/2326-3618.104.22.168 Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/ujmm/vol5/iss1/1
Brian Curtin, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering