Emulsion technology

SulNOx Fuel Fusions Plc and the University of Cambridge’s Department for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CEB) have signed a two-year research project to determine detailed scientific knowledge of SulNOxEco Fuels – the fuel emulsion that significantly reduces harmful emissions and fuel consumption.

The two-year partnership represents the next exciting landmark for SulNOx. Utilising unique fuel emulsification technologies, the company supports all users of hydrocarbon fuels (fossil and synthetic) in reducing pollution from exhaust emissions, with the company’s immediate focus on the international shipping, mining, rail and power generation sectors.

When combined with standard fuels and water, SulNOxEco Fuels technology works by lowering flame temperatures in combustion engines to significantly aid the fuel to burn more efficiently, thereby drastically cutting particulate matter by over 90 per cent and nitrogen oxides (NOx) by over 60 per cent, while achieving up to an eight per cent improvement in energy efficiency.

Professor Nigel Slater, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, from CEB, added: “While the practical results of SulNOxEco Fuels technologies are readily provable and well documented, there is a lack of fundamental scientific data to explain how the technology works to support results in the field. CEB aims to provide that detailed and fundamental scientific knowledge.”

Issue 125 October 2015