Accession Number : ADA130777

Title :   The Use of Fuel Additives to Control Plume Opacity of Turbine Engine Test Cells.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 78-Oct 81,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ENGINEERING AND SERVICES CENTER TYDALL AFB FL ENGINEERING AND SERVICES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Loveland,O M ; Klarman,A F ; Tarquinio,James ; Stoddart,Terry L

PDF Url : ADA130777

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : This research, a joint Air Force/Navy study, evaluated the use of fuel additives to reduce the opacity of turbine engine test cell emissions. Automated smoke abatement system (ASAS) was used to inject ferrocene and XRG fuel additives into J57-43 turbine engines. Data obtained from this study indicate that ferrocene can be used to control test cell opacity without major impact on engine performance. The XRG fuel additive was not effective in reducing opacity. Major problems encountered with the ASAS were resolved during the project. Recommendations for further improvement of the ASAS were reported. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Exhaust plumes, *Exhaust gases, *Emission control, *Smoke abatement, *Fuel additives, Air pollution, Pollution abatement, Opacity, Ferrocenes, Aircraft engines, Aircraft defense systems, Detection

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Fuels
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE