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Pyrolysis of propane for CVI of pyrocarbon. Part IV: Main pathways involved in pyrocarbon deposit

Abstract : A detailed kinetic mechanism modeling both gas and surface reactions involved in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of pyrocarbon has been developed. Simulated results have been validated by comparison with experimental data. Pyrolytic carbon deposit was realized on carbon fibers by the pyrolysis of propane at low pressure (<3 kPa) and high temperature (approximate to 1200K). The kinetic mechanism consists in 608 gaseous and 275 surface elementary steps, and is efficient to predict both pyrocarbon deposit rate and gas phase composition vs. temperatures, residence time ranging and fibers surface to reactant volume ratio. In this paper, the main pyrocarbon deposition pathways are proposed by using flow rate and sensitivity analyses. In our experimental conditions, pyrocarbon seems to be mainly formed by the deposition of small unsaturated species (such as acetylene and ethylene) and methyl radicals. Pyrocarbon deposition rate is controlled by the gas phase composition (H-2,CH3, C2H2 and C2H4) and a few surface key reactions.
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Isabelle Ziegler-Devin, René Fournet, R. Lacroix, Paul-Marie Marquaire. Pyrolysis of propane for CVI of pyrocarbon. Part IV: Main pathways involved in pyrocarbon deposit. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Elsevier, 2013, 104, pp.48-58. ⟨10.1016/j.jaap.2013.09.010⟩. ⟨hal-01281232⟩

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