Application of Semenov Theory of Thermal Ignition to Chemical Process Safety

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The Semenov model of thermal ignition is reviewed and its applicability to chemical processing is discussed. Three such applications follow: to methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP), to an asphalt based material containing some organic peroxides, and to a cetane enhancer. Discussions herein of any independent piece of work should be seen as a `critique' rather than as a `criticism'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-211
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Fire Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2008


  • Semenov
  • thermal ignition
  • MEKP
  • cetane enhancer

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