Development of Reduced Chemical Kinetic Models for the Numerical Simulation of Combustion and Emissions Behavior of Representative Conventional and Bio-derived Transportation Fuels

Second-generation biofuels, such as furans, are an environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels which can substitute them without major engine modifications. This research has the following project objectives: 

  • The development of chemical kinetic models to be used for the investigation of combustion and emission characteristics of the most promising second-generation bio-derived transportation fuels, such as 2,5-dimethylfuran (2,5-DMF), 2-methylfuran (2-MF), and 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MTHF) compared with those of conventional fuel surrogates such as iso-octane and n-decane at different equivalence ratio conditions

  • The development and utilization of simple, easy-to-use, and time-efficient model reduction approaches that are capable of producing reduced models of second-generation biofuels, such as furans, with reasonable predictive accuracy relative to their detailed versions.

Principal Investigator: 

Mazen Eldeeb, Ph.D.

PI Contact Information:
California State University, Fresno

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