Tuireann Energy is dedicated to green energy technology. We are initiating an innovation of combustion by applying aqueous nanofluid containing ppm level of metal nanoparticles as a catalyser.
ENERGETIC NANOFLUID FOR GASOLINE & DIESEL
A Clever Combination of Water Injection and Nano Technology
The internal combustion (IC) engine is facing challenges due to heavy dependence on limited reserves of fossil fuels and requirements for improving emissions levels. These are forcing new solutions to be explored such as cleaner engines, fuel additives and emission reducing solutions, along with renewable energy generators and electric vehicles. However, no one solution has successfully addressed both reliance on fossil fuels and emissions levels.
Current advances in water and nano technologies gave birth to nanoenergetic materials. Tuireann Energy offers highly cost efficient and safe energetic nanofluid solutions to meet emission targets which, other existing technologies cannot offer. Nanofluid is an emerging field of nano technology, and the application of the energetic nanofluid into conventional fuel is an innovative concept, yet its fullest potential was unrevealed. Tuireann Energy is a frontier, leading a new type of nanofluid incorporating only ppm level of metal nanoparticles, while the effect is more outstanding than heavy dosage of energetic metal nanoparticles.
The first prototype T1 Formula is applicable to the worldwide cars, generators, ships and energy markets. In contrast to other fuel additives, T1 shows a remarkable power enhancement without incorporating any combustible ingredients. The uniqueness of T1 Formula is that it works both for gasoline and diesel engines with a special injection method, as well as it can be simply mixed into the fuel tank. Today’s estimation is that only 0.1 ~ 10ml of T1 energetic nanofluid is needs to be added per litre of fuel.
The minimised incorporation of metal nanoparticles in the fuel additive attracts two major advantages in comparison with the existing nanoparticle fuel additive technologies. First of all, T1 is benign to the engine, thus there is no potential influence on the engine life cycle. Secondly, the potential health risks due to the nanoparticles are negligible, since less than 0.01 ppm of metal nanoparticles in the fuel is involved in the combustion.
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF FEASIBILITY STUDY
“This Project was supported by the Local Enterprise Office WICKLOW through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020”.
EU COMMISSION AWARDED SEAL OF EXCELLENCE
Certificate delivered by the European Commission, as the institution managing Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020.
"Following evaluation by an international panel of independent experts was SCORED AS A HIGH-QUALITY PROJECT PROPOSAL
IN A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE EVALUATION PROCESS"
SOLVING ETHANOL BLENDED FUEL PROBLEMS
All gasoline sold in the EU typically contains up to 5% ethanol. A new EU target of 20% ethanol mixture would challenge vehicle manufacturers to optimise the combustion process in the engine, imposing lower fuel consumption, reduction of CO2 emissions and other pollutants even further.
However ethanol is hydrophilic, water is attracted into the fuel tank. In ideal conditions, E10 (10% ethanol & 90% gasoline) will keep roughly 0.5% water by volume. Water does not burn well in the engine leading to premature engine & fuel system corrosion and poor engine performance. In addition, heat of evaporation of ethanol is about 3 times higher than that of gasoline, cold start would be difficult.
The additive material and the altered surface tension of water in T1 Formula may substantially improve the thermal conductivity and mass transfer inside the liquid even at low concentrations. An existing study validates our claiming by showing the burning characteristics of ethanol droplets containing nano- and micron-sized aluminium particles as a catalyser, the fuel burnt completely. The poor ignition characteristics of ethanol in cold weather conditions, and low flame temperatures are mitigated by the nanoparticles.
Therefore T1 Formula would be a good candidate to overcome the temperature related ignition problem and water related performance problem of ethanol-fuel mixture.
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