Japanese yields tremendous power to find alternative fuel

Ammonia is one of the world’s largest production of inorganic compounds, most of the ammonia is used to produce fertilizers. However, Japan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute and Northeastern University research team has announced that they successfully use ammonia as raw materials for the verification experiment of a gas turbine to generate electricity.

Japanese yields tremendous power to find alternative fuel

Ammonia is one of the world’s largest production of inorganic compounds, most of the ammonia is used to produce fertilizers. However, Japan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute and Northeastern University research team has announced that they successfully use ammonia as raw materials for the verification experiment of a gas turbine to generate electricity.

The researchers noted that although there are still difficult to slow ignition and combustion problems, but through further improvement, ammonia is expected as a clean fuel does not emit carbon dioxide has been applied.

During the experiment, the researchers to produce a micro-gas turbine power generation unit, replace the gaseous ammonia as a kerosene fuel is about 30%, followed by mixing combustion, succeeded in making the output power of 21 kilowatts, and simple kerosene as fuel Output power is basically the same, and nitrogen oxide emissions are less than 10ppm (1ppm ie one millionth), in full compliance with environmental standards.

The researchers said that due to the spread of fire burning hard way that the fire after the fuel injected into the combustion cylinder, so that the use of ammonia generation as possible, this experiment clearly shows that ammonia has potential as a power generation fuel.

The main products of combustion are water and ammonia nitrogen, so long as the replacement of part of the oil and other traditional fuels for ammonia, can substantially reduce carbon dioxide emissions. In the future, the research team prepared to further increase the proportion of ammonia in the fuel for the early generation of ammonia into the practical stage.

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