Accession Number : ADA527256


Title :   Plasma Reforming of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels in Non-Thermal Plasma-Liquid Systems


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 2009-30 Apr 2010


Corporate Author : KIEV TARAS SHEVCHENKO NATIONAL UNIV (UKRAINE) RADIOPHYSICS FACULTY


Personal Author(s) : Chernyak, Valeriy Y


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a527256.pdf


Report Date : 30 Apr 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : The report results from the project tasking the researchers from the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University under the STCU-EOARD-AFOSR Partner Program to study new methods of low-temperature plasma-enhanced reforming of liquid hydrocarbon bio-fuels in non-thermal plasma-liquid electric discharge systems for applications in prospective fuel-flexible plasma-assisted combustion technologies. The research program includes four research stages: (1)preparation of modules of plasma-chemical reactors for plasma reforming of liquid fuels by the electric discharge in a gas channel with liquid wall; (2)examination and characterization of gas-liquid discharge systems and processes of plasma reforming of liquid fuels using methods of optical emission/absorption spectroscopy, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry and others; (3)study of regimes of plasma reforming of model fuel mixtures in gas-liquid discharge systems using numerical modeling and simulation together with experimental diagnostics; and (4)analysis and synthesis of research data and preparation of recommendations for its applications. This is a final progress report of research activity.


Descriptors :   *FUELS , *HYDROCARBONS , *PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , ELECTRIC DISCHARGES , UKRAINE , LIQUIDS , THERMAL ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE