Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Physics and Astronomy
combustion, heat, bomb, figure
The heat of combustion was determined for gasoline confined in nano-porous media of differing pore size by bomb calorimetry. The heat of combustion of the confined fuels was comparable to that of bulk within the experimental uncertainty. This suggests that all of the confined fuel burns without any flame quenching and no chemical interactions at the interface between pore walls and fuel mitigate combustion.
Giso, Matthew, "Gasoline Confined in Nano-porous Media" (2016). Honors Theses and Student Projects. 151.