Aerospace
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Aircraft emit staggering amounts of CO2, the most prevalent manmade greenhouse gas, accounting for 11% of CO2 emissions from U.S. transportation sources and 3% of the U.S. total CO2 emissions. The U. S. is responsible for nearly half of worldwide CO2 emissions from aircraft.

In addition to CO2, aircraft emit nitrogen oxides, known as NOx, which contribute to the formation of ozone, another greenhouse gas. Emissions of NOx at high altitudes result in greater concentrations of ozone than ground-level emissions.

The AWE Solution

On Thursday February 18, 2016, we conducted a test on a small jet engine to ascertain the performance difference between burning Jet-A1 and fuel that had been pumped through our CavX (treated fuel).

The jet engine was furnished, and the tests were conducted, by Mr. Dennis Michael of Litespeed Air Show of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The engine was a Kingtech K170F turbine rated at 37# thrust at 123,000 RPM.

The engine was mounted on a test stand with instrumentation to measure Thrust, Exhaust Temperature, RPM, and fuel consumption. Results were as follows:

 

The test burned one liter of each type of fuel. It was noted that the longer the treated fuel burned, the higher the thrust and the lower the exhaust temperature.