Reducing Flammability for Bakken Crude Oil for Train Transport: Year 4

This project examines how crude oil can be modified with the addition of nano-particles and polymers to change the oil's fire characteristics. Testing involves looking at both different kinds of oils and at simpler chemicals that mimic oil's properties. Testing simpler chemicals allows faster testing and examination of a broader range of conditions. Specific experiments involve droplet burning, droplet splashing, and other methods that are clear, reproducible, and consistent.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $155800
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Iowa, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

      3100 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
      Iowa City, Iowa  United States  52242
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ratner, Albert

      Esmaeilpour, Mehdi

    • Start Date: 20210101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211231
    • Actual Completion Date: 20211231
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
    • Source Data: RiP Project 91994-77

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01777974
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jul 27 2021 4:06PM