Multifunctional Fuel Additives for Reduced Jet Particulate Emissions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-03-C-2338
Agency Tracking Number: 021PR-2150
Amount: $742,996.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
REACTION ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL
77 West 200 South, Suite 210, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
Duns: 612498220
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Montgomery
 Senior Engineer
 (801) 364-6925
 montgomery@reaction-eng.com
Business Contact
 Michael Bockelie
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (801) 364-6925
Email: bockelie@reaction-eng.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
REI has assembled a team to develop and validate screening tools for 1) assessing different additive functionalities on soot emission, 2) relating these tools to additive performance in engines, and 3) applying the validated tools to nominate additives.This will be accomplished through the following technical tasks: 1) Nomination of additives of known chemical composition (with the assistance of REI consultants Drs. Eyring and Dunn); 2) Experimental evaluation of novel and commercial additives usingpremixed and diffusion flame burners at the University of Utah (UofU) designed to separate additive effects on ignition delay, soot formation, and soot burnout; 3) Development of a detailed chemical kinetic mechanism for additive-containing JP-8 withconsulting inputs on the additive kinetics (Dr. Bozzelli) and soot formation (Dr. Frenklach); and 4) Implementation of chemical kinetic and soot models into the CFD code UNICORN (in collaboration with subcontractor ISSI) with code validation using datafrom the UofU and from an ongoing SERDP program (PP-11799, Dr. Roquemore, PI). The team will determine how best to use the combination of small-scale experiments and models to reproduce WPAFB engine results. The team will use the validated screening toolsto nominate additives for the engine tests.

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