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Adiabatic temperature rise

The increase in temperature of a reacting mixture as a result of exothermic chemical reaction, when there is no heat transfer to or from the environment. ΔT = ΔH/Cp where ΔT is the adiabatic temperature rise (K), ΔH is the heat release (J/kg) and Cp is the mean heat capacity (J/kg/K).

Reference:

  • HarsNet, HarsBook, A technical guide for the assessment of highly reactive chemical systems, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt, 2002.

See also Maximum temperature attainable by the synthesis reaction (MTSR).

 

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