Faculty Advisor

Rangwala, Ali S.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to increase the efficiency of a biofuel-powered engine without making major modifications. This goal was approached by designing a device that could vaporize liquid biofuel before delivering it to an engine. A dual-chamber system was designed, which preheated biofuel prior to rapid expansion and separation. A proof-of-concept prototype was constructed and vaporized liquid water with an optimum quality of 72%. Based on experiments and thermofluid analysis, the final design will successfully vaporize biofuel.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

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Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering

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