fuel laboratory Articles

  • Remote metallographic examination of mixed carbide fuel of fast breeder test reactor in radiometallurgy laboratory

    Fast breeder test reactor (FBTR) uses unique, indigenously developed mixed carbide of plutonium and uranium (70% PuC + 30% UC) as fuel. The performance of the fuel was studied at different burn-ups by carrying out post-irradiation examinations (PIE) to facilitate prediction and extension of life for the indigenously developed fuel. As a part of PIE, remote metallography was carried out to study ...


    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

  • Aviation fuel cleanliness

    This autumn sees the launch of the second edition of the EI’s handbook, 1550; a title which has become a key industry reference for everyone involved in handling aviation fuel since the first edition was issued in 2007. Martin Hunnybun, EI Technical Team Manager – Fuels & Fuel Handling, describes the new content. With over 20 specified performance parameters, jet fuel is one of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Co-firing Solid Recovered Fuels (SRFs) with brown coal in large-scale pulverised fuel power plants – a simulation approach

    The results of the numerical simulations performed in a pulverised fuel boiler co-firing coal and Solid Recovered Fuels (SRFs) are presented. SRFs are initially modelled as a mixture of two different fractions (biogenic and plastic) and further simplifications are proposed to save computational expenses. The SRF submodels are validated with available data obtained from a laboratory-scale ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technical note: An approximate examination of the effects of esterification on the EROEI of biodiesel fuels

    Heat balance calculations on esterification of plant oil to make biodiesel are performed using recently published information from a laboratory reactor. It is concluded that such energy is relatively small and that attempts to improve the EROEI of biodiesels should not focus on the esterification process. [Received: January 8, 2009; Accepted: September 25, 2009]Keywords: biodiesel, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landfill leachate treatment and energy generation using microbial fuel cell

    The objective of this study is to investigate the feasibility of the usage of microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology for landfill leachate decomposition and power generation. Landfill leachate collected from landfills located in Northwest Florida was tested in a laboratory scale MFC to provide evidence that landfill leachate can be decomposed and electrons released from leachate decomposition in ...


    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

  • Can a gas engine use diesel fuel with less pollution?

    Anyone concerned with rising oil prices and pollution from fossil fuel might like to know about a new technology, which addresses both problems. Its application will put an end to the days of sooty smoke seen from accelerating diesel trucks and buses. The ...


  • How semi trucks can save billions of gallons of fuel

    Each year, over two million long-haul trucks crisscrossing America consume nearly 36 billion gallons of diesel fuel. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have discovered that adding drag-reducing devices to trucks could result in billions of gallons of fuel savings. The devises tested included trailer skirts — panels along ...


    By Ensia

  • DOE`s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Publishes Report Finding Bioenergy Crops Are Not A Risk To Food Security

    On June 14, 2016, DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), through UT-Battelle, LLC, published a report determining that bioenergy crops do not impact food security. The report, "Reconciling food security and bioenergy: priorities ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • An experimental investigation of a solar/wind 4 kW micro generation system and T-1000 1.2 kW PEM fuel cell

    Hybrid system inclusive of renewable energy may be a key component for the solution of global warming, poor air quality, economic dependence, reducing-dwindling reserves of fossil fuels and also carbon tax in Australia. Firstly, this paper describes the experimental setup of wind/solar 4 kW micro generation system, examines the energy produced and various readings of monthly, weekly, daily and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An experimental investigation of a solar/wind 4 kW micro generation system and T–1000 1.2 kW PEM fuel cell

    Hybrid system inclusive of renewable energy may be a key component for the solution of global warming, poor air quality, economic dependence, reducing–dwindling reserves of fossil fuels and also carbon tax in Australia. Firstly, this paper describes the experimental setup of wind/solar 4 kW micro generation system, examines the energy produced and various readings of monthly, weekly, daily and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Grand Junction sets the pace with Colorado’s first biogas-to-vehicle fuel project at the Persigo wastewater plant

    In Georgia, renewable compressed natural gas (R-CNG) fuels sanitation vehicles and generates income for DeKalb County. Summary: Designed, built, and operated by the Energy Systems Group, the DeKalb County Renewable Fuels Facility became operational in Apiil 2012. It is die first facility in the US to have a fueling station on-site and generate electricity, renewable natural ...


    By Energy Vision

  • Following the fuel: How portable biomass energy generation may help rural communities

    The forests that surround many of California’s mountain communities tend to have an abundance of woody biomass and a pressing need for thinning to reduce fire danger. Revenue from selling forest residues to biomass power plants could help to support fuel reduction activities, but in many cases the nearest plant is so far away that hauling costs are prohibitive. The remoteness of such ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Cetane Number and Cetane Index

    This article summarises the findings of an Energy Institute (EI) sponsored Technical Development Project carried out by Cliff Lilley Consultancy, and outlines a review of the suitability of the current cetane index equation used in IP 380 Calculation of Cetane Index of middle distillates by the fourvariable equation (EN ISO 4264) (ASTM D 4737 procedure A**) for calculating Cetane Index (CI), to ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Combustion of advanced non-toxic hybrid propellants

    Combustion characteristics and fuel regression behaviour have been studied for two fuels utilising 98% rocket-grade hydrogen peroxide (RGHP) as oxidiser. Two test series (A and C) involved a total of 13 firings of dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) fuel grains and series B involved nine firings of DCPD grains loaded with various amounts of lithium aluminium hydride, LiAlH4 (LAH). A laboratory-scale ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Guide to Measuring Biofuel Blending

    As the global commitment to renewable energy sources grows, the importance of using biodiesel as a blending component with diesel fuel has increased. Biodiesel consists of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) which are produced by the transesterification of certain feedstock oils, such as soy, rapeseed, canola, and others. The ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Comparison of infrared biodiesel measurement methods - An overview of ASTM-approved methods and those under consideration

    There are several options for measuring the amount of biodie-sel in diesel fuel. Methods EN 14078 and AS'lTvI D7371 are more amenable to laboratory testing although wailing for an off-site laboratory to perform the test can take several hours to several days. For a driver whose truck has just been loaded for a delivery, any wail is too long. Other options for more simplified on-site testing that ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Statistical performance of some dispersion schemes for tracer experiment data at a nuclear power plant

    This paper describes a Gaussian puff dispersion model making use of the Pasquill-Gifford (PG) and on-site dispersion schemes. It includes a module in which the dispersion parameters are directly related to the basic physical parameters describing the turbulent state of the atmospheric boundary layer (OML dispersion parameters). The calculated concentrations have been compared with measured values ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New life for the artificial leaf?

    Research in laboratories around the world is moving the promise of artificial photosynthesis closer to reality Sandwiched between rows of bottled chemicals and racks of drying glassware on the third floor of Harvard University’s Mallinckrodt laboratory, four thumbnail-size bits of pinstriped silicon hang from a thin ...


    By Ensia

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