Simplified Oxidation Mechanism of DME Applicable for Compression Ignition
A simplified reaction model of dymethyl ether (DME) oxidation has been developed by extracting essential elementary reactions from a previous detailed mechanism. It consists of 23 reactions for 23 species without modification of rate coefficients in low temperature oxidation of the original model. Spatially non-dimensional calculations were conducted along with HCCI compression profiles using SENKIN code in CHEMKIN package. Good agreement with the detailed model was obtained in terms of ignition timing and profiles of species such as DME, HCHO, O2, H2O2, and CO as functions of intake gas temperature, equivalence ratio, and intake pressure. Adding a few reactions to the mechanism, the effective range of the model was extended to rich side, where CO emission is significant. Effect of methanol addition as an ignition suppressor was also properly described.