Improving the capability, precision, and durability of the Ignition Quality Tester (IQT) in the renewable diesels Cetane number range

This proposal aims to improve the capability, precision, and durability of the Ignition Quality Tester (IQT™). This project includes an experimental investigation of the following areas; Testing of new primary reference fuels, PRFs, and Check fuels, CFs to expand the range of ASTM D6890-11a standard from (33 to 65 DCN) to (15‐100 DCN); Investigate experimentally the impact of the oxygen concentration in the charge air on the response of a fuel sample in the IQT™ system. The study also covers the characterization of renewable diesels (HDRDs) and their petroleum diesel blends using the IQT™; Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the IQT™ fuel injection system performance under different test conditions with different fuels will be conducted utilizing the IQT™ combustion visualization system (AVL-Visio-Scope system). The ultimate goal of this project is to establish a world class research Centre at Carleton University in renewable fuels and fuel atomization, exploring fundamental issues and solving technical industrial problems. 

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr.Edgar Matida


Omar Ramadan


Advanced Engine Technology Ltd. (AET)


Engineering - mechanical


Automotive and transportation


Carleton University



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