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Heat transfer efficiency of biomass cookstoves
Contributor:Zube, Daniel Joseph
Nearly half of the world's human population burns biomass fuel to meet home energy needs for heating and cooking. Biomass combustion often releases harmful chemical compounds, greenhouse gases, and particulate matter into ...
Effect of additives on laser ignition and compression ignition of methane and hydrocarbons in a rapid compression machine
Despite recent efforts to develop new energy systems that do not rely on combustion of fossil fuels, internal combustion (IC) engines powered on fossil fuels (i.e. gasoline, diesel or natural gas) will remain as an integral ...
Evaluation of ethanol substitution in a compression ignition engine
Contributor:Van Roekel, Chris
Heavy duty compression ignition engines rely on advanced emission control strategies to mitigate regulated emissions in compliance with requirements set by the Environmental Protection Agency. These strategies add significant ...
Methods for particulate matter emissions reduction in wood burning cookstoves
About 3 billion people cook by burning biomass. Most use inefficient cooking technologies that lead to high levels of domestic air pollution. This results in tremendous damages to human and environmental health. For ...
Novel laser ignition technique using dual-pulse pre-ionization
Recent advances in the development of compact high power laser sources and fiber optic delivery of giant pulses have generated a renewed interest in laser ignition. The non-intrusive nature of laser ignition gives it a set ...