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Comparative Study of Droplet Sizes of Water and Diesel Sprays

Sulaiman, S. A. and Daud, M. H. (2013) Comparative Study of Droplet Sizes of Water and Diesel Sprays. [Citation Index Journal]

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Abstract

The study of sprays of liquid fuels such as diesel can be hazardous and costly. However, by replacing the liquid fuel spray with non flammable liquids such as water can reduce these problems. In this study, the similarity between water and diesel in terms of spray characteristics is studied. The study focuses on the characteristic of droplet size of the sprays by using Phase Doppler Anemometer (PDA) using a spray nozzle with pressure of 50, 100 and 150 kPa. From the results, it is found that the droplet sizes of water and diesel are quite similar and thus water spray has the potential to replace diesel spray in non-combusting research studies.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Academic Subject One:Sprays
Academic Subject Two:Atomization
Academic Subject Three:Fuel
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Mechanical Engineering
Research Institutes > Energy
ID Code:8840
Deposited By: Dr Ir Shaharin A Sulaiman
Deposited On:16 Jan 2013 02:07
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:21

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