Advancing research on environmentally friendly, hydrogen-enriched fuel – Environmental NEWS

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Description : As you drive down the highway, you may notice an increasing number of hybrid and electric vehicles. Alternative energy automobiles are on the rise contributing to the global effort to reduce carbon emissions. As we move together down this road, researchers are looking to determine new solutions to this ongoing problem.

Published : June 23, 2021

Source: Texas A&M University. “Advancing research on environmentally friendly, hydrogen-enriched fuel: Capabilities of hydrogen-enriched fuel in spark ignition engines.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 June 2021. .

Electric cars are gaining popularity, there is another technology that could compete for sources that will power our vehicles. This is hydrogen powered vehicles. Alternative energy automobiles are on the rise contributing to the global effort to reduce carbon emissions. Researchers are looking to determine new solutions to this ongoing problem.

Dr. Muzammil Arshad is a Multidisciplinary Engineering at Texas A&M University. He and a team of multidisciplinary student researchers conducted a study to analyze the performance of hydrogen-enriched fuel on spark engine performance and efficiency. They believe they are very close to making the technology viable for the public.

In the study, the researchers looked the spark ignition engines. Spark ignition engines are commonly used in various small SUVs and sedans. The goal is that by adding hydrogen, the car will be more fuel-efficient and produce less harmful emissions. Originally they thought that in order to make the spark ignition engines work with hydrogen it work require a lot of mechanical change. However, after further research this was not the case. Jonathan Rodriguez a student and fellow researcher stated “Our findings show a reduction in the in-cylinder peak pressure, consequently insinuating that we do not need major modifications to the engine to use this dual fuel. This research has potential value in the fuel market while leaving the vehicle market untouched.”

While at a very different place then electric vehicles, hydrogen could be a major source in the future. With continues advances in fuel efficiency the future looks very exciting. If you would like to read the study yourselves below is the link.

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Materials provided by Texas A&M University. Original written by Michelle Revels.

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