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Track: Student
Topics: Energy
Location: United States, India

Fuel Recycling in Combustion Engines

Fuel Recycling in Combustion Engines

It is a kit of a series of chemical processes which will regenerate the fuel in Combustion Engines of various systems

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About 4.5 million premature deaths are caused by outdoor air pollution. 50% to 90% of the air pollution is caused just by the vehicular toxic emission. This research is about a design of series of processes which might create a fuel cycle in a combustion engine setup. This proposed fuel cycle consists of separating oxygen from air using Mixed Ionic Electronic Conducting Membranes. Then oxy-fuel combustion takes place which will be resulting into energy to run the vehicle and a pure carbon-dioxide stream.  Water-injector is used to keep the engine cool during a very high-temperature combustion process. Carbon-dioxide is then reacted with hydrogen to produce carbon monoxide under Water-Gas-Shift Reaction. Carbon Monoxide then reacts with hydrogen obtained from water through reverse fuel cell under Fischer-Tropsch process to produce natural gas. Natural gas is then compressed and stored in the tank. The compressed natural gas is now used as the fuel and its combustion also produces a pure carbon-dioxide stream. Thus carbon-dioxide can go through the same series of processes to produce compressed natural gas and hence a fuel cycle is created in the engine. This might result in very less consumption of the fuel to run the systems. This kit can be installed in vehicles, gas turbine generators and also heating systems of the buildings. This system is an eco-friendly as well as an economical friendly solution. It can also help the Oil & Gas Industry to go green although using fossil fuels.

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