Lukas Kano Mangalla, R. Pangara, Aditya Rahman, Yulius B. Pasolon
Evaporation, Combustion, Droplet distribution, Kerosene and Plastic-pyrolysis Fuel
Plastic-pyrolysed fuel is expected to be an alternative fuel to the oil fuel in many combustion applications including boilers and furnaces. However, some properties of the fuel are completely different with other established fuels on the market like diesel oil, kerosene and gasoline. Blended with the base fuel is supposed to improve the properties and enhance the combustion performances for several industrial applications. This study aims to investigate the combustion phenomena of a single droplets fuel from plastic pyrolysed fuel and kerosene blended. Droplets fuel evaluated in this study consist of 0%, 10%, 20% and 30% K/P respectively, (K/P stands for Kerosene and Pyrolysed Fuel compositions). The droplet of each composition produced from small injector was evaluated in the small chamber at room temperature dan pressure. Distribution of droplet diameter during combustion was recorded and later analyzed using Image-J software. Temperature of the chamber during combustion was measured using K-Type thermocouple at around 2 mm from the tip of injector. Result of the analysis indicates that the more kerosene added to plastic-pyrolysed fuel the less the time to burn the droplets and the lower the temperature achieved.
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Lukas Kano Mangalla, R. Pangara, Aditya Rahman, Yulius B. Pasolon. (2016) Experimental Study on a Single Droplet Combustion of Plastic-Pyrolysed Fuel and Kerosene Blended. International Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Systems, 1, 61-64