TITLE

Taking the spark out of ignition

AUTHOR(S)
Knight, Helen
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);2/25/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7669, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that British researchers are to investigate an auto-ignition combustion engine running on hydrogen, which could challenge the fuel cell, but at a fraction of the cost. Hydrogen will be combined with homogenous charge compression ignition (HCCI) technology, in which the fuel-air mix is ignited automatically through heat and pressure rather than by a spark. In an EPSRC-funded project due to begin next week, Aleiferis will study the processes involved in HCCI combustion of hydrogen, and investigate whether these can easily be incorporated into existing engine designs to significantly reduce the cost of introducing emission-free cars.
ACCESSION #
16314628

 

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