Can we have a fire in a highly vacuumed environment?

Toyohashi University of Technology researchers have discovered that non-flaming combustion (smoldering) of a porous specimen can be sustained, even under nearly 1 percent of atmospheric pressure. The thermal structure of ...

Solar fuels working well under pressure

Highly fuel-efficient new engine designs could significantly reduce the environmental impact of vehicles, especially if the engines run on renewable nonpetroleum-based fuels. Ensuring these unconventional fuels are compatible ...

Copper stearate promising for heavy oil oxidation, study says

Copper salts have found place in many industries from pharmaceuticals to agriculture, but they are rarely seen in petrochemistry and petroleum extraction. Now, Kazan Federal University scientists have showed that copper stearate ...

Researchers determine why pulsed sparks make for better ignition

Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have learned the mechanisms behind a means of improved ignition, helping to open the door to better performance in combustion systems ranging from car engines ...

Putting gas under pressure

Understanding gas flames' response to acoustic perturbations at high pressure should make next-generation turbines safer and more efficient.

Charcoal: Major missing piece in the global carbon cycle

Most of the carbon resulting from wildfires and fossil fuel combustion is rapidly released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now shown that the leftover residue, so-called ...

page 3 from 23