6643 Liquid Fuel Processing

Liquid fuels such as distillate, naphtha, diesel, and heavy fuel oil can be reformed in partial oxidation, autothermal, and preferential oxidation reformers. All commercial partial oxidation reactors employ non-catalytic partial oxidation of the feed stream by oxygen in the presence of steam with flame temperatures of approximately 1300 to 1500°C.

Partial oxidation, autothermal reformation, and preferential oxidation fuel processing techniques use some of the energy contained in the fuel to convert these hydrocarbons to H2 and CO. For example, the overall partial oxidation reaction for pentane is exothermic and is largely independent of pressure. The process is usually performed at elevated pressure in order to yield smaller equipment.

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

The solar Stirling engine is progressively becoming a viable alternative to solar panels for its higher efficiency. Stirling engines might be the best way to harvest the power provided by the sun. This is an easy-to-understand explanation of how Stirling engines work, the different types, and why they are more efficient than steam engines.

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