Improved Combustion Efficiency and Reduction of Emissions of Compression Ignition Engines Using On-Board Non-Thermal Plasma Generated Hydrogen/Syngas

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$394,785.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15P7T-13-C-A501
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4999
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11a-T023
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
TX, College Station, TX, 77845-6023
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
184758308
Principal Investigator:
Ashwin Balasubramanian
Group Leader
(979) 764-2200
ashwin.balasubramanian@lynntech.com
Business Contact:
G. Hisaw
Sr. Contracts Administrator
(979) 764-2218
renee.hisaw@lynntech.com
Research Institution:
West Virginia University
Alan B Martin
Research Corporation
886 Chestnut Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV, 26506-
(304) 293-3998
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The Department of Defense (DOD) accounts for over 21 million barrels of oil usage per day, with a majority of the fuel being appropriated to JP-8. Among the military"s various armed forces, the Army alone spends over $4.1 billion for energy, with a major portion of this also attributed to JP-8 jet fuel consumption for maintaining operational capability on a daily basis. Diesel generators are currently operated with JP-8 due to the single fuel directive and generator fuel efficiencies consequentially suffer due to the substitution of diesel with JP-8 jet fuel. Lynntech has developed a JP-8 fuel reformer retrofit kit based on a non-thermal plasma discharge technology that reforms a small portion of the JP-8 supplied to the generator engine into hydrogen and lower hydrocarbon (HC) chains. When this reformate stream is injected into the air intake of the engine, it results in a more complete and efficient combustion. This technology was demonstrated to reduce overall fuel consumption (~4.5% reduction with light engine loading and advanced injection timing alone with potential for increased fuel reduction at other operating conditions) and decrease emissions (~42% hydrocarbon emission reduction with injection of 9% reformed gas) from the genset.

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