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Fei Qin

Other affiliations: Lund University
Bio: Fei Qin is an academic researcher from Northwestern Polytechnical University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Combustion & Combustor. The author has an hindex of 17, co-authored 94 publications receiving 951 citations. Previous affiliations of Fei Qin include Lund University.


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01 Dec 2019-Fuel
TL;DR: In this article, a detailed chemical model for comprehensive prediction of ammonia/hydrogen/methane mixture combustion was presented. But the model was not suitable for CFD modeling, and the speedup factor was over 5 when using the reduced mechanism with different codes.

110 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a large eddy simulation (LES) of supersonic turbulent mixing and combustion adopting a partially stirred Reactor (PaSR) sub-grid combustion model is performed for a hydrogen fueled model scramjet combustor.

84 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a simplified prechamber/main-chamber system is investigated using direct numerical simulation (DNS) with detailed chemical kinetics, and the progress and topology of flame evolution, and mean burning velocity in the main chamber are analyzed in detail.

61 citations

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15 May 2017-Energy
TL;DR: In this article, a new strategy for passive thermal management with microencapsulated phase change material (MEPCM) particles embedded into cellular metal foam was proposed in order to improve the thermal conductivity of PCM.

60 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a three-dimensional compressible large eddy simulation was performed on a hydrogen-fueled combustor and pressure fluctuations were recorded, and the analysis of pressure data showed that the combustion processes are intrinsically unstable under supersonic air inflow conditions.

58 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, the effect of porosity and pore density on heat transfer, thermal conductivity, specific heat, latent heat and charging/discharging time are critically reviewed.

336 citations

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TL;DR: Ammonia has been considered as a candidate to power transport, produce energy, and support heating applications for decades, however, the particular characteristics of the molecule always made it a chemical with low, if any, benefit once compared to conventional fossil fuels as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: Ammonia, a molecule that is gaining more interest as a fueling vector, has been considered as a candidate to power transport, produce energy, and support heating applications for decades. However, the particular characteristics of the molecule always made it a chemical with low, if any, benefit once compared to conventional fossil fuels. Still, the current need to decarbonize our economy makes the search of new methods crucial to use chemicals, such as ammonia, that can be produced and employed without incurring in the emission of carbon oxides. Therefore, current efforts in this field are leading scientists, industries, and governments to seriously invest efforts in the development of holistic solutions capable of making ammonia a viable fuel for the transition toward a clean future. On that basis, this review has approached the subject gathering inputs from scientists actively working on the topic. The review starts from the importance of ammonia as an energy vector, moving through all of the steps in the production, distribution, utilization, safety, legal considerations, and economic aspects of the use of such a molecule to support the future energy mix. Fundamentals of combustion and practical cases for the recovery of energy of ammonia are also addressed, thus providing a complete view of what potentially could become a vector of crucial importance to the mitigation of carbon emissions. Different from other works, this review seeks to provide a holistic perspective of ammonia as a chemical that presents benefits and constraints for storing energy from sustainable sources. State-of-the-art knowledge provided by academics actively engaged with the topic at various fronts also enables a clear vision of the progress in each of the branches of ammonia as an energy carrier. Further, the fundamental boundaries of the use of the molecule are expanded to real technical issues for all potential technologies capable of using it for energy purposes, legal barriers that will be faced to achieve its deployment, safety and environmental considerations that impose a critical aspect for acceptance and wellbeing, and economic implications for the use of ammonia across all aspects approached for the production and implementation of this chemical as a fueling source. Herein, this work sets the principles, research, practicalities, and future views of a transition toward a future where ammonia will be a major energy player.

286 citations

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Wai Siong Chai1, Yulei Bao1, Jin Pengfei1, Guang Tang1, Lei Zhou1 
TL;DR: In this article, the advantages and mechanisms involved with secondary fuel addition to the ammonia combustion, presenting the role of key reaction differences and the change in key reaction mechanism under different conditions at the level of reaction mechanisms.
Abstract: Combustion of fuels to generate energy is integral to various human activities, both domestic and industrial. However, the predominance of hydrocarbon fuel usage produces emissions containing pollutants that cause multiple environmental complications and risks to human health. Therefore, replacement of conventional fuels to achieve zero carbon emission is of utmost importance. In terms of carbon-free fuel, ammonia offers several advantages over hydrogen. However, its low burning velocity and high fuel NOx emissions inhibit large-scale usage. Hence, hydrogen and methane have been studied in this review as possible secondary fuels to aid ammonia combustion and address the aforementioned issues. This review starts from the suitability of ammonia fuel as energy vector in terms of physicochemical and combustion characteristics, moving through the kinetics and mechanisms of ammonia-based and ammonia-fuel combustion. The impacts and limitations of each system are also addressed, thus providing a comparison on each system. Particularly, this review assesses and discusses the advantages and mechanisms involved with secondary fuel addition to the ammonia combustion, presenting the role of key reaction differences and the change in key reaction mechanism under different conditions at the level of reaction mechanisms. Finally, this review covers future perspectives and challenges on the usage and development of ammonia-based fuels, emphasizing the maturity of ammonia-based and ammonia-fuel combustion kinetics. Herein, this work summarizes the principles of the combustion reactions of ammonia-based and ammonia-fuel systematically and serves as a theoretical reference of ammonia-fuel combustion kinetics for transitioning into future practical applications where ammonia is an important energy vector.

240 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors studied free convective flow and heat transfer of a suspension of nano-encapsulated phase change materials (NEPCMs) in an enclosure and found that the enhancement of heat transfer is highly dependent on the non-dimensional fusion temperature, θf, and very good performance can be achieved in the range of ¼ < θ f < 0.

240 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a visible experimental device was built to investigate the melting behavior of paraffin with and without copper foam, and the effect of the heating position on the thermal performance of copper foam/paraffin composite phase change material (CPCM) was also discussed.

213 citations