Energy Research Area: Combustion Characteristics of Bio-Derived Fuels for Aerospace, Power Generation, and other Transport Applications
The combustion of hydrocarbon fuels is widely recognized as being a significant contributor to climate change. One approach to addressing this problem is through the use of bio-derived fuels. In addition to issues involving the growth of suitable feedstocks and the extraction/production of the biofuel, the fuel combustion characteristics of the fuel must be clearly established and well-understood prior to any successful application. Our research investigates the fundamental combustion characteristics of flames burning gaseous and liquid bio-derived fuels. Specific combustion characteristics of interest include the flammability limits, the laminar flame speed, and the flame extinction behavior.
Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.