Comparison of Resistivity of Soot Formed by Combustion of Kerosene, Diesel, Aviation Fuel and their Mixtures

Comparison of Resistivity of Soot Formed by Combustion of Kerosene, Diesel, Aviation Fuel and their Mixtures

Brilliant Engineering (BEN)
Volume 2 - Issue 3 - July 2021

Sunday Edet Etuk Joseph Bassey Emah Ubong Williams Robert Okechukwu Agbasi Inyang Anietie Akpabio

Abstract

This research paper presents analysis of electrical resistivity values of soots formed by combustion of kerosene, diesel fuel, aviation fuel (Jet A.1), that of kerosene -diesel mixtures at different proportions and that of aviation fuel (Jet A.1)-diesel mixtures at various percentages. The result of the analysis reveals that soot formed by combusting kerosene, diesel, aviation fuel (Jet A.1) and their respective mixtures have electrical resistivity values ranging from 3.516 x 10-1Ωm to 1.836 x 10-1 Ωm with soot from diesel fuel having the lowest value while soot from kerosene has the highest value. The values are within the range of electrical resistivity values for materials classified as semiconductors. Electrical resistivity varies non-linearly with percentage composition of mixture constituents for soot formed by combusting kerosene-diesel mixture or aviation fuel (Jet A.1)-diesel mixture. Soot produced by combustion of pure diesel fuel has less resistivity value, indicating higher conductivity than soot obtained from the burning of aviation fuel whereas soot got from the combustion of kerosene exhibits higher electrical resistivity value than the former. This work has provided a database on the electrical resistivity values of soot (kerosene, diesel fuel, aviation fuel (Jet A.1)) formed as a result of combustion of some fuels and their mixtures for probable utilization by electrical, electronics and petroleum industries. Such database had hitherto not been in existence, hence making this research work a novel.

Keywords

Kerosene; Diesel; Aviation fuel Jet A.1; Soot; Resistivity
https://doi.org/10.36937/ben.2021.003.002