Reaction Kinetics

Reaction kinetics addresses the non-instantaneous character of any reaction.  The field deals with the ability to model rates of reactions under varying conditions and determination of the path or mechanism for a reaction.  Gasoline combustion reactions in an engine are incredibly fast (on the order of milliseconds).  The ability to understand and model these rates is necessary if we wish to minimize pollutant formation (NOx, CO, and beyond) and maximize engine efficiencies.  Waste deposited in a landfill decays slowly (on the order of years to decades).  These rates influence stabilization of the landfill, the generation of landfill gas for fuel and the quality of leachate seeping to the landfill bottom (and sometimes beyond).  

more Chemical Kinetics … 

Coupled Reactions

MATLAB Code Samples

Fitting Concentration vs Time Data using a Zero Order Model 

PCE Degradation - Reactions in Series (Matlab Only)

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