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University of Western Australia Testing

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The University of Western Australia (UWA) has successfully captured imagery of diesel fuel burned with and without FPC in a furnace. The time-lapsed images taken by UWA support the hypothesis that FPC acts as a flame propagator in the combustion chamber.

The image below to the left shows a sequence of images showing the burning of untreated diesel fuel. The image below to the right shows a sequence of images showing the burning of diesel fuel treated with FPC. The time between the frames is 25ms. You can click on the image to enlarge it.

Untreated Fuel Untreated fuel FPC Treated Fuel Treated fuel

A unique explosion phenomenon was also observed in fuel treated with FPC. This can be seen in the images below.

Spitting explosions with FPC treated fuel

Here is another sequence showing the explosion of FPC treated fuel:

Treated fuel

This quarterly report from UWA that contains these findings is available here.