Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Plasma Treatment within Dielectric Fluids

Conventional techniques for generating plasmas aren't suitable for plasma reactions in liquids such as gasoline or diesel fuels. They are inefficient and can result in significant heat and unwanted ef...
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Ferencz Denes, Sorin Manolache | P03049US

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Non-Intrusive Monitoring of Combustion Chambers

Exhaust emission and fuel economy standards have put increased pressure on the auto industry to improve the efficiency of internal combustion engines. While higher standards help protect the environme...
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Michael Andrie | P08225US

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Fuel Reactivity Method Cuts Diesel Engine Emissions

Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and soot cause acid rain and smog. They are pollutants that commonly result from the burning of fuel in diesel engines. Engine conditions that reduce NOx emissions tend to increa...
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Rolf Reitz, Reed Hanson, Derek Splitter, Sage Kokjohn | P100054US02

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Valve Method Cuts Engine Emissions, Boosts Combustion

In four-stroke engines, intake and exhaust valves open during the engine cycle to introduce air into the combustion chamber prior to combustion, and to release exhaust gases once combustion is complet...
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Rolf Reitz, Christopher Rutland, Rahul Jhavar | P06042US

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Internal Combustion Engine Exhaust Filtration Analyzer

Internal combustion engines are a major contributor to atmospheric pollution, emitting carbon oxides, nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides.  Federally mandated emission regulations effective in 2010...
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David Foster, Ekathai Wirojsakunchai, Christopher Kolodziej, Renato Yapaulo | P08173US

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