Auto-ignition of fuels using highly stabilised hydrogen peroxide


Musker, Anthony J., Roberts, Graham T., Ford, Suzanne, Reakes, Emily and Westbury, Tom (2005) Auto-ignition of fuels using highly stabilised hydrogen peroxide. In, 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Tucson, USA, 10 - 13 Jul 2005. USA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics10pp.

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Description/Abstract

Due to the toxic nature of common high-performance rocket propellant combinations (such
as monomethyl-hydrazine/di-nitrogen tetroxide), there is now growing interest in so-called
'green' propellants. In response to this, and in the continuation of existing research, a small
demonstration bi-propellant rocket-engine was designed, built and tested using
homogeneous catalysis of highly stabilised hydrogen peroxide. An investigation into
suitable fuels was conducted, and candidates selected. Auto-ignition was successfully
achieved, demonstrating the robustness of the propellant combination.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: AIAA paper 2005-4454
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Keywords: hydrogen peroxide
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics
ePrint ID: 49006
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:32
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/49006

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