Accession Number:

ADA571336

Title:

Experimental Studies of Coal and Biomass Fuel Synthesis and Flame Characterization for Aircraft Engines

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep 2008-31 Mar 2012

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2012-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

The broad objective of the research team is to establish the feasibility of an innovative idea to develop a commercially and technically viable integrated coalbiomass-to-liquid jet fuel synthesis process while mitigating the CO2 penalty. The production of transportation fuel from domestic coal and biomass sources would assure the U.S. Air Force a dependable and secure fuel supply. However, low efficiencies of the existing coalbiomass-to-liquid fuel processes, high capital and operating costs of the coal gasifiers and lack of combustion characteristics of the liquid fuel f rom coalbiomass are some of the major barriers to their use. As a result, there is a need for fundamental scientific and synergistic research in catalytic biomass fast-hydropyrolysis and advanced coal gasification studies. Synthetic liquid fuel combustion studies were conducted in the previous two years of the project and are also in progress elsewhere. The objective of this project was to develop experimental facilities for addressing specific scientific issues associated with the utilization of biomass and coal to produce appropriate aviation fuels.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE