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An hydrocarbon combustion simulation done by IQTC-UB members appears at TV3


Professors Xavier Giménez and Pablo Gamallo from IQTC-UB have collaborated with the TV3 program ‘Què Qui Com’ in the episode ‘Contaminació dièsel: no és només VW’. The program was emitted the last 2th of February  and may be seen from:

From minute 9:12 and on you may see an hydrocarbon combustion simulation, by action of air’s oxygen, being present molecular nitrogen.  Simulation conditions reproduce actual pressure and temperature inside engine’s cylinder.  ReaXFF force field used, so that breaking and forming of covalent bonds do take place.  For this reason, hydrocarbon fragments, as well as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, water and several nitrogen oxides are formed.