Increased hot-plate ignition probability for nanoparticle-laden diesel fuel.

  title={Increased hot-plate ignition probability for nanoparticle-laden diesel fuel.},
  author={Himanshu Tyagi and Patrick E. Phelan and Ravi Prasher and Robert Peck and Taewoo Lee and J. R. Pacheco and Paul Arentzen},
  journal={Nano letters},
  volume={8 5},
The present study attempts to improve the ignition properties of diesel fuel by investigating the influence of adding aluminum and aluminum oxide nanoparticles to diesel. As part of this study, droplet ignition experiments were carried out atop a heated hot plate. Different types of fuel mixtures were used; both particle size (15 and 50 nm) as well as the volume fraction (0%, 0.1%, and 0.5%) of nanoparticles added to diesel were varied. For each type of fuel mixture, several droplets were… CONTINUE READING
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