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Clean combustion project

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ARC Professorial Fellow Assaad Masri, from

of new fuels such as biodiesels obtained

the University of Sydney, is collaborating

from renewable sources or synthetics such

with Qatar University’s Dr Samer Ahmed

as gas-to-liquid (GTL) fuels that may be

on a project that will help engineers

blended with conventional diesel. GTL fuels

develop cleaner combustion of sustainable

can be used directly in conventional diesel

fuel alternatives.

engines and turbines, with lower emissions

Professor Masri believes that the

than traditional fossil fuels.

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process of burning of fuels for energy is

The project is being conducted in

an inefficient procedure that produces too

collaboration with Dr Ahmed, whose

much waste and pollutants. He and his

experience lies in the areas of energy

team from the Clean Combustion Research

conversion technologies and combustion.

Group in Sydney’s School of Aerospace,

Dr Ahmed was last year the supervisor

Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

on two projects - ‘Development of new

are therefore working towards ‘clean’

induction manifold designs for high efficiency

combustion - both of fossil fuels and of

and low emissions internal combustion

renewable fuels such as biofuels - thus

engines’ and ‘Improving the design of the fuel

improving energy-conversion efficiency

injection system for lower fuel consumption

and reducing the emission of pollutants

diesel engines’ - which came first and third

from combustion devices.

respectively in Qatar University’s Best

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“When we introduce new fuel alternatives into the market, we need

and Industry Design days.

to ensure that these fuels can be burnt

The project has also received more

efficiently, safely and cleanly, in that

than $1 million in funding from the Qatar

they do not produce harmful emissions

Foundation, a non-profit organisation that

such as nano-sized particles that will

serves the people of Qatar by supporting

have negative long-term health effects,”

and operating programs in three core mission

Professor Masri explained. He and his

areas: education, science and research, and

colleagues have recently been designing

community development. The project is of

burners that allow them to better understand

particular relevance to the Middle-Eastern

turbulent combustion and assist engineers

nation, which has become the world’s biggest

in optimising the design of their engines.

GTL fuel producer after investing heavily

For this latest project, Professor Masri

in technology to convert some of its vast

will study how to optimise the combustion

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