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On Thermal Explosion of Sensitized Reaction with Variable Heat Loss

K.S. Adegbie and F.I. Alao


This study discusses the influence of heat loss on the critical ignition temperature and Frank-Kamenetskii parameter of a non-linear ordinary differential equation arising in thermal sensitized reaction. The reaction obeys the Arrhenius expression with temperature dependent pre-exponential factor, taking heat exchange between the reacting material and its surrounding into account. The consequences of heat loss are explored within the framework of one dimensional, steady state model. The numerical estimations based on shooting method techniques show the effect of heat loss parameter on the critical values of ignition temperature and Frank-Kamenetskii parameter.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 4 No. 1, 2007, 53-55


Submitted On: 3 July 2005 Published On: 30 April 2007

How to Cite: Adegbie, K. & Alao, F. (2007). On Thermal Explosion of Sensitized Reaction with Variable Heat Loss. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 4(1), 53-55.

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  • Frank-Kamenetskii parameter
  • thermal sensitized reaction
  • critical ignition temperature