The Different Performances Of Different Types Of Fuel

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Introduction This project will be developed to test the different performances of different types of fuel. The different types include bioethanol, kerosene, gasoline, and diesel. These fuels are used in everyday life to power different engines on different types of machinery.
Background
This project involves the process of combustion, which is the process of two substances being combined chemically, which produces heat and light. It’s most common for a fossil fuel to be involved with oxygen in the air. Combustion can be used in everyday life because the heat generated by this process can be used to help operate different things like engines, furnaces, and boilers. Byproducts involved in this process are water and carbon dioxide, since this is an exothermic reaction. The formulas go as follows: CH4 + 2O2 →CO2 + 2H20 + Heat, C + O2 →CO2 + Heat, and 2H2 + O2 → 2H2O + Heat. almost a whole page.
Biomass:
Biomass is organic matter derived from living, or recently living organisms. Biomass can be used as a source of energy and most of the time it refers to plants or plant-based materials that are not used for food, and are specifically called lignocellulosic biomass. As an energy source, biomass can be used directly by combustion to produce heat, or indirectly after converting it to different forms of biofuel. The conversion of biomass to biofuel can happen by different methods which are put into three categories: thermal, chemical, and biochemical methods. Within the two…

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