# FUELS AND COMBUSTION – PRACTICE PROBLEMS 1.

Find the air fuel ratio, in kg air per kg of fuel, for a combustion process to which the fuel is C8H20 with 20% excess air. a. 15.7 b. 19.7 c. 18.5 d. 20.5 2. A fuel gas has the following volumetric analysis: CH4 = 68% C2H6 = 32% Assume complete combustion with 30% excess air at 101.325 kPa, 21 C wet bulb and 27 C dry bulb. What is the partial pressure of the water vapor in kPa? a. 8.62 b. 19.28 c. 14.24 d. 16.94 3. A diesel electric plant supplies energy for MECO. During a 240hr period, the plant consumed 300 gallons of fuel at 28 C and produced 4900 kw-hr. Industrial fuel used is 32 API and was purchased at P32.0 per liter at 15.6 C. What should the cost of fuel to produce one kw-hr? a. P7.05 b. P7.69 c. P7.35 d. P6.00 4. Calculate the mass of the combustion products of a diesel fuel oil (C16H30) with 30% excess air if the mass of fuel is 30 kg. a. 18.97 kg b. 169.1 kg c. 569.1 kg d. 599.1 kg 5. A mixture of 101 kPa and 23 C that is 30% by weight CO2 and 70% by weight N2, determine the partial pressure of CO2. a. 3.182 kPa b. 100 kPa c. 21.65 kPa d. 25 kPa 6. Find the air fuel ratio, in kg air per kg fuel, for a combustion process to which the fuel is C8H20 with 30% excess air. a. 3.76 b. 10 c. 13 d. 20 7. At 28 API specific gravity, what is the heating value of oil in kJ/kg? a. 45,039 b. 46,790 c. 47,130 d. 48,390 8. Dodecane (C12H26) is burned at constant pressure with 140% excess air. Determine the number of moles of oxygen in the products of combustion? a. 22.9 b. 25.9 c. 44.5 d. 55.5 9. A mixture of 14.7 psia and 68 F that is 30% by weight CO2 and 70% by weight N2 has a partial pressure of CO2 in psia that is nearest to: a. 2.14 b. 8.83 c. 3.15 d. 7.88 10. Given gaseous fuel C8H18 and the volumetric products of combustion: CO2 = 10.01%, CO = 0.85%, N2 = 85%, O2 = 14%. Determine the air-fuel ratio. a. 18.0 b. 20.1 c. 15.0 d. 24.0 - End -