Understanding how fuel burns in combustors can enhance the efficient utilization of energy and develop sustainable energy sources
€1,731,528Total Project Costs
6 yrProject Duration
This project focuses on understanding, at a molecular level, how fuel burns in combustors in order to enhance the efficient utilization of energy and develop sustainable energy sources in order to comply with economic, environmental, and strategic imperatives. We will combine experimental chemical combustion studies with detailed computer models to develop accurate chemical kinetic models, leading to the identification of optimal conditions for combustion efficiency with minimal emissions. We will study the combustion of conventional fuels by considering some key gasoline and diesel components in addition to some novel biofuels to be used in gas turbines for energy production.
Total Project Cost: €1,731,528
Funding Agency: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Year Funded: 2015
Lead Organisation: National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)