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Nitrogen-based alternative fuel: an environmentally friendly combustion approach

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Abstract

We report here on a continuous combustion of a low carbon nitrogen-based alternative fuel. The investigated fuel, an aqueous solution of urea and ammonium nitrate, consists of common fertilizer commodities. This nonflammable, nontoxic and nonexplosive fuel underwent combustion at a pressure range of 1 to 25 MPa. The pressure was found to greatly affect pollutant levels in the effluent gas. Molecular nitrogen yield was 99.89% at 25 MPa, and the lowest NOx level was 128 mg MJ−1, below the regulation standard for power generation. The alternative fuel described herein is an excellent gas generator, producing an environmentally friendly working fluid consisting of 73.0% H2O, 21.6% N2, and 5.4% CO2. This fuel has the potential to be a sustainable future renewable energy storage medium as well as an energy carrier.

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The article was received on 22 Dec 2013, accepted on 30 Jan 2014 and first published on 31 Jan 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47890D
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Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 10051-10059
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    Nitrogen-based alternative fuel: an environmentally friendly combustion approach

    A. G. Dana, G. E. Shter and G. S. Grader, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 10051
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47890D

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