Self-Ignition of Fuel Consisting of Hydrogen Peroxide, Kerosene, and Pyrophoric Additives

Abstract—The possibility of creating an environmentally safe self-igniting fuel mixture for liquid-propellant rocket engines is investigated. The mixture is based on kerosene with pyrophoric additives and an oxidant: highly concentrated hydrogen-peroxide solution. The self-ignition of the components is studied experimentally. Tests are also conducted in the combustion chamber of a low-thrust liquid-propellant rocket engine.

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Financial support was provided by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science (project 13.7418.2017/8.9).

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Correspondence to A. A. Ermashkevich.

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Translated by B. Gilbert

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Kozlov, A.A., Borovik, I.N., Ermashkevich, A.A. et al. Self-Ignition of Fuel Consisting of Hydrogen Peroxide, Kerosene, and Pyrophoric Additives. Russ. Engin. Res. 40, 208–213 (2020). https://doi.org/10.3103/S1068798X20030107

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Keywords:

  • environmentally safe self-igniting fuel
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • kerosene
  • pyrophoric additives
  • low-thrust liquid-propellant rocket engine