Diffusion driven combustion waves in porous media

A. P. Aldushin*, B. J. Matkowsky

*Corresponding author for this work

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The ability of a reaction wave to propagate in a porous medium without the aid of filtration is demonstrated. It is shown that one possible mechanism of propagation is that the wave is driven by diffusion of oxidizer from the environment. Another possible mechanism describes wave which propagate by consuming the oxidizer initially stored in the pores of the sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-250
Number of pages30
JournalCombustion science and technology
Issue number1-6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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