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J Hazard Mater. 2006 Nov 2;138(1):1-8. Epub 2006 May 17.

Extended Le Chatelier's formula for carbon dioxide dilution effect on flammability limits.

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National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Central 5, 1-1-1, Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan. s.kondo@aist.go.jp

Abstract

Carbon dioxide dilution effect on the flammability limits was measured for various flammable gases. The obtained values were analyzed using the extended Le Chatelier's formula developed in a previous study. As a result, it has been found that the flammability limits of methane, propane, propylene, methyl formate, and 1,1-difluoroethane are adequately explained by the extended Le Chatelier's formula using a common set of parameter values. Ethylene, dimethyl ether, and ammonia behave differently from these compounds. The present result is very consistent with what was obtained in the case of nitrogen dilution.

PMID:
16782266
DOI:
10.1016/j.jhazmat.2006.05.035
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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