Regarding the novel fuel research, attentions are paid on the combustion power performance and pollution emission. This will happen when people are trying to upgrade the recycled waste oil into high value and low combustion pollution fuel through the combustion examination. To develop the fundamental knowledge of liquid fuel combustion, this project studies the ignition characteristics of petro- and renewable diesels in a spray combustion chamber. The NCKU Fuel & Combustion Laboratory (F&A Lab) is now working with the professors from 3 countries, including Malaysia (U. of Nottingham and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman), Thailand (Kasetsart University) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology), concentrating on optical combustion analysis, ignition analysis, nozzle design, combustion chemical kinetics, and combustion emission analysis. Totally 7 Ph.D. students are participating in this project based on their expertise, and are expected to improve their international visibility and exchange during this project.
Fig 1. Schematic diagram of ignition testing device located in Fuel and Combustion Laboratory, NCKU