THE POTENTIAL OF BURNING WATER-IN-FUEL EMULSIONS AT SEA

Emulsifying water into a 60% residual fuel as one stage of a marine gas turbine's fuel processing system has been proven to be economical and safe. Similar systems for marine boilers have resulted in cleaner firesides and reduced smoke. Several laboratory studies of the use of such emulsions in diesel engines are encouraging in that they indicate moderate fuel savings while reducing NOx. This survey paper discusses recently completed laboratory results for diesels, and the potential benefits, costs, and cautions in the use of water-in-fuel emulsions for gas turbines, boilers, and diesels in marine and naval service.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium, New London, Connecticut, April 26-29, 1978. Available only in bound proceedings.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Flanagan, D B
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00174002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 19
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM