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Primary Reference Fuels (PRF) + PAH mechanism (Version 1412, December 2014)

Detailed and semidetailed (lumped) mechanism of the pyrolysis, partial oxidation and combustion Primary Reference Fuels, including PAH (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) formation up to C20.


High temperature kinetic mechanism (176 species 6067 reactions)

High and Low Temperature kinetic mechanism (300 species 11790 reactions)


Transport properties

List of species


References for hydrocarbon mechanism

M. Pelucchi, M. Bissoli, C. Cavallotti, A. Cuoci, T. Faravelli, A. Frassoldati, E. Ranzi, A. Stagni, Improved Kinetic Model of the Low-Temperature Oxidation of n-Heptane, Energy Fuels, 2014, 28 (11), pp 7178?7193, DOI: 10.1021/ef501483f

M. R. Djokic, K. M. Van Geem, C. Cavallotti, A. Frassoldati, E. Ranzi, G. B. Marin, An experimental and kinetic modeling study of cyclopentadiene pyrolysis: First growth of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Combustion and Flame 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2014.04.013

T. Bieleveld, A. Frassoldati, A. Cuoci, T. Faravelli, E. Ranzi, U. Niemann, K. Seshadri, Experimental and kinetic modeling study of combustion of gasoline, its surrogates and components in laminar non-premixed flows, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 32 I, pp. 493-500 (2009), doi:10.1016/j.proci.2008.06.214

Saggese C., Frassoldati, Cuoci A., Faravelli T., Ranzi, A wide range kinetic modeling study of pyrolysis and oxidation of benzene, Combustion and Flame (2013), DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2013.02.013