fuel analyser Articles

  • Second law analyses on oxy-fuel combustion of gaseous fuels

    The exergy losses in the adiabatic premixed oxy-fuel combustion are quantitatively analysed. The global exergy loss decreases with increasing equivalence ratio. The exergy loss of chemical reaction is comparable to that of internal thermal energy exchange for low equivalence ratio while that of mixing process is negligible. To keep similar thermodynamic characteristics of conventional combustion, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Performance and energy analyses of a diesel engine fuelled with Koroch seed oil methyl ester and its diesel fuel blends

    Performance of a single cylinder four–stroke diesel engine is analysed in the light of first law of thermodynamics in this study considering 10% (B10) to 40% (B40) (by volume) blending of Koroch seed oil methyl ester (KSOME) with diesel as fuels. An energy balance study is carried out to quantify the various losses associated with diesel engine processes on the basis of experimental data. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wood fuels sources and markets

    Biomass energy is an important source of energy in most Asian countries. Households and industries use substantial amounts of fuel wood, charcoal and other biomass energy, such as agricultural residues, dung, leaves and sawmill residues. The main household applications are cooking and heating whereas industrial applications range widely. This paper provides an overview of estimates on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Methods of oil/fuel analysis

    PC GlobeCore can propose you to make a reclaiming test of yours example of fuel (oil) to verify the possibility of clean it. If the oil is contaminated and not suitable for use, filtration can be recommended. Or, you can also make this test by yourself using our laboratory/test-bench transformer oil vacuum regeneration system UVR. The regenerated samples exceeded yours expectations. Average ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • The technoeconomic assessment of the hydrogen fuel chain

    Options for hydrogen fuel chain are compared with the existing petroleum-based fuel chain for transportation. The criteria used are the life cycle cost (Rs/km), Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions (g/km) and Nonrenewable Energy (NRE) consumption (MJ/km). Four hydrogen production methods, one hydrogen transport method, three hydrogen storage methods and two on-board energy conversion methods are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Key Questions for Analysts of Energy Balances and Other Policy Analyses

    Untitled Document The United States imports approximately one third of its energy sources, mostly in the form of petroleum. 1 Heightened interest in finding alternative fuels, ...

  • Thorium dioxide as a nuclear fuel: a scientometric analysis

    The present study is aimed at analysing the growth of publications on thorium dioxide (ThO2). INIS database is used as a source to analyse the focused areas of this field for the period 1970–2011. The database contained 2337 publications on thorium dioxide. The study analysed the broad features of literature on thorium dioxide, focusing on year–wise publications, highly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Engineering models for fuel cell production management

    Membrane electrode assemblies are the key components of proton exchange membrane fuel cells. The future demand for this product could grow exponentially if key technical challenges are successfully addressed including low cost mass production and reliable customer order fulfilment. This study reports on a multidisciplinary team effort to formulate and apply engineering models for managing the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel cell technological innovation system in Iran

    This article provides an overview of innovation processes have been taken in the field of fuel cell technology (FCT) in Iran. Fuel cell technology is a generic technology with wide variety areas of application in automobile and energy production both for industrial and residential purposes and also it is expected to have a large societal impact on the future society. In this article concerning ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermodynamic modelling of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell

    This paper presents the thermodynamic modelling of a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell at various operating conditions through energy and exergy analyses. In addition, the correlations and equations available in literature were used to determine thermodynamic irreversibilities in the PEM fuel cell at different operating conditions such as cell temperature, pressures of anode and cathode, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling of water consumption in a spent fuel storage facility

    In current practice, spent fuel is most commonly stored in a special basin of distilled or demineralised water for a required time period to reduce the amount of heat generated by radioactive decay to a level that can permit reprocessing. The processes taking place inside the spent fuel induce complex processes in the storage basin. The loss of water from the storage basin by means of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biodiesel Analysis with Mid Infrared - From Feedstock to Fuel

    Introduction The biofuels industry is growing rapidly and so is the need for analysis to ensure quality product. The parameters for quality biodiesel require different types of instruments and measurement systems, such as gas chromatographs (GC), titrators, centrifuges, infrared spectrometers... Although claims are out there for the analyzer that will do it all, unfortunately there is no one ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Global poverty and biofuel production: food vs. fuel

    From early 2008, the issue of rising global food prices moved to the forefront of the international political agenda. As a result of higher food prices, tens of millions of people were pushed into hunger and poverty around the world. Civil unrest flared up in North Africa, Vietnam and Haiti as countries introduced export restrictions on food subsidies and instituted price controls. Food price ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermodynamic performance simulation of a coal gasification and SOFC based combined cogeneration plant by energy and exergy analyses

    This paper presents a thermodynamic model of a combined cogeneration plant that employs a coal gasifier, a gas cooler and a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) upstream of the gas turbine and a downstream HRSG to generate process steam at low pressure. Simulated performance of the plant with respect to variations in some design and operating parameters has been reported. While energy analysis indicates ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy and exergy analyses of a CI engine fuelled with palm biodiesel based on experimental data

    Only energy analysis is not enough to define the best efficiencies of any system, so exergy analysis uses to understand and improve the actual efficiencies of the whole system. Energy analysis identified the energy losses but could neither identify the irreversible losses nor their location. These are, however, could be clearly explained with the application of exergy analysis. In this study both ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The rationality of acceptance in a nuclear community: analysing residents' opinions on the expansion of the SNF repository in the municipality of Eurajoki, Finland

    The project to build a final disposal repository for Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) in the municipality of Eurajoki, Finland, is approaching its 2012 deadline for the application of a construction licence. At the same time, the nuclear waste company Posiva is already planning to expand the disposal capacity of the repository. This paper addresses the question of acceptance among the residents of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Preliminary studies of lignocellulosics and waste fuels for fixed bed gasification

    This study was carried out to understand the decomposition behaviour of a range of biofuel and waste feedstock during gasification in a downdraft gasifier. A laboratory scale large sample thermogravimetric analyser (LSTA) is used which allows the data on burn-out characteristics of different fuel particles to be measured under agitated conditions. The conditions chosen simulate the combustion ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel reduction potential of energy management for vehicular electric power systems

    In the near future a significant increase in electric power consumption in vehicles is to be expected. To limit the associated increase in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, smart strategies for the generation, storage/retrieval, distribution and consumption of the electric power can be used. This paper considers a vehicle configuration with a conventional drive train. Two energy management ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel Quality Monitoring System in Indonesia: case study on gasoline quality improvement

    This paper advocates periodical monitoring of fuel quality for conformation to quality standards. The Fuel Quality Monitoring System (FQMS) aims to phase out off-specification fuel from the market by a government initiative. The FQMS in developing countries has rather weak management because the insufficient analytical facilities and unskilled human resources result in inadequate monitoring by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hydrogen as transport fuel in Iceland. The political, technological and commercial story of ECTOS

    Through the political, the technological and the commercial story of the early phases of the ECTOS project and its background, the implementation of hydrogen as transport fuel in Iceland is analysed. The presence of large amounts of geothermal energy is the resource basis for the governmental plans for converting Iceland into a hydrogen economy. Strong political commitment has established the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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