Designing an experimental apparatus that is capable of measuring:
The time rate of change of mass of hydrates while they burn.
The weight of liquid water dripping from the hydrates as they burn.
The hydrate surface temperature at ignition.
The hydrate flame temperature in the system.
The exhaust gas composition (such as how much methane is unburned and how much carbon dioxide remains).
The overall combustion efficiency.
In our project we are fundamentally trying to create an apparatus that would ease the study of the behavior of methane hydrate under combustion.
Measure hydrate combustion efficiency with the following objectives
Measure the quantity of liquid water melted from hydrate combustion
Probe hydrate surface temperature
Probe hydrate flame temperature
Probe hydrate core temperature
Name: Chenxi Ji
Name: Arash Vafaei
Name: Cole Cassidy
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Advanced Combustion Technology focuses on the design of plasma generation for applications to internal combustion exhaust gases to decrease pollutant emissions.
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