Clean Combustion using NH3/H2
Project Goals and Description:
NH3 is a clean burning fuel with only water as a byproduct the potential to substitute for hydrocarbons in application ranging from turbines to engines. However it is difficult to burn directly, but through its partial decomposition one can create NH3/H2 mixtures with tunable properties. In this project we would investigate the stability of these flames, optimize their operation with the goal of maximizing flame temperature and minimizing emissions such as NOx.
Grand Challenge: Develop carbon sequestration methods.
Colin Wolden, firstname.lastname@example.org| Rok Sitar, email@example.com
Chemical or mechanical engineer who has completed sophomore year. While the MURF supports work in the academic year I would be interest in starting this student in the summer.
TIME COMMITMENT (HRS/WK)
Control of mass flow meters , compositional analysis, and data acquisition
Day to day mentoring primarily by PhD student and participation in weekly group meeting.
PREFERRED STUDENT STATUS