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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 At 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, United States. 10 - 13 Jul 2005. 10 pp.

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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.

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Submitted date: July 2005
Published date: July 2005
Additional Information: AIAA paper 2005-4454
Venue - Dates: 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, United States, 2005-07-10 - 2005-07-13
Keywords: hydrogen peroxide
Organisations: Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics


Local EPrints ID: 49006
PURE UUID: 2409328c-bd22-4251-ba62-1c119df73865

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Date deposited: 19 Oct 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:57

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Author: Anthony J. Musker
Author: Suzanne Ford
Author: Emily Reakes
Author: Tom Westbury

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