1. Evaluate the influence of thermochemical and thermophysical properties of neat methyl esters on combustion of biofuels under high pressure and various temperatures.
2. Conduct emissions studies of their regulated compounds and emission optimization including soot characterization.
3. Explore the fundamental physical processes of sprays, mixture formation and vaporization and their coupling in the novel biodiesel combustions technologies.
4. Use the acquired knowledge to improve smart control strategies for advanced engines using biodiesels with low emissions and high efficiency, and experimentally confirming the results.
5. Optimize feedstock utilization and processing while developing the design and operation of IC Engines utilizing biodiesels with reduced green house gases emissions.
Investigations of Combustion and Emissions of Biodiesel Obtained from Chicken Fat in a HSIDI diesel engine Graduate students: David Nelson
Faculty: Dr. V. Soloiu
Investigations of Combustion and Emissions of JP8 fuel in a HSIDI diesel engine Graduate students: A. Covington Faculty: Dr. V. Soloiu
Formulation of biodiesel from food/non-food sources and their application for Combustion a diesel engine Graduate students: J. Lewis Faculty: Dr. V. Soloiu