Combustion Characteristics of Nanoparticle Laden Butanol
Gaurav Mittal1, Jasmeet Kalra2
1Gaurav Mittal, Corresponding Author, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, India.
2Jasmeet Kalra, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun, India.
Manuscript received on 15 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 02 July 2019 | PP: 37-41 | Volume-8 Issue-4S, April 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10080484S19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.D1008.0484S19
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Abstract: Combustion characteristics of fuels can be improved by addition of nanoparticles. In this work, fuels prepared by adding Aluminium and Iron nanopowders into butanol as well as a nanoparticle laden fuel, prepared by laser ablation, are studied. Three types of experiments are conducted, namely, (i) burning of suspended droplets to understand the effect of nano-particle type and concentration on burning rate behavior (ii) ignition of fuel droplets on a heated plate and (iii) the energy density measurements using an oxygen bomb calorimeter. The enhancement of combustion properties and distinct features of nanofuel combustion are discussed.
Keywords: Nanofuel, Droplet Combustion, Hot Plate Ignition, Energy Density.
Scope of the Article: Renewable Energy Technology