Petroleum Chemistry, Vol.57, No.1, 71-78, 2017
An experimental and simulated investigation on pyrolysis of blended cyclohexane and benzene under supercritical pressure
The pyrolysis characteristics of blended cyclohexane and benzene mixture are investigated under supercritical pressure. The experimental results show that cyclohexane pyrolysis is greatly easier than thermal cracking of benzene, and the addition of cyclohexane can significantly promote the benzene pyrolysis, while the thermal cracking of cyclohexane itself is weakened by the addition of benzene. A simulation of the blended fuel is carried out by using Chemkin program, indicating that the chemical heat sink of cyclohexane pyrolysis can account for nearly 50% of its total heat absorption capacity, while benzene is inactive in thermal cracking process.