Rangwala, Ali S.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Fire Protection Engineering
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