Title

Reducing the Noise From Portable Electric Generators

Author(s)

Ismail Elsahli

School Name

Center For Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Portable Electric Generators are being used everywhere now, and are needed to supply power to objects that need electric power. Portable electric generators are noisy and could be improved. In this project, the question that is to be solved is how can portable electric generators be improved, specifically the fuel source? If there's different fuels in a generators such as octane 93 or biofuel for example, then the generator will make less noise and be more efficient because of that type of fuel and the way it burns. After setting up the generator, the four different fuel types (Octane 87, octane 89, and octane 93) will be used. Biofuel can be added later after the main result.)Next will be set up and collect quantitative data from my generator based on the sound of the generator in different trials. It will then run about 15 minute trials for each fuel type 3 times. If anything that doesn't run right or anything that malfunctions, that fuel's trail would be redone. Next would by broadly improving the portable electric generator by putting different add on deals to it. Finally mixtures of fuels will be used and then the add on of biofuel will be used. The results from this were somewhat expected. The octane 89 performed the best overall in the meters test. In this project, it was believed from the hypothesis that a higher octane than 87 would make the generator quieter. This is a good starting point for future work later on, because the best fuel source is already figured out, and the generator can be modified from there on out.

Location

Furman Hall 229

Start Date

3-28-2020 9:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 9:30 AM

Reducing the Noise From Portable Electric Generators

Furman Hall 229

Portable Electric Generators are being used everywhere now, and are needed to supply power to objects that need electric power. Portable electric generators are noisy and could be improved. In this project, the question that is to be solved is how can portable electric generators be improved, specifically the fuel source? If there's different fuels in a generators such as octane 93 or biofuel for example, then the generator will make less noise and be more efficient because of that type of fuel and the way it burns. After setting up the generator, the four different fuel types (Octane 87, octane 89, and octane 93) will be used. Biofuel can be added later after the main result.)Next will be set up and collect quantitative data from my generator based on the sound of the generator in different trials. It will then run about 15 minute trials for each fuel type 3 times. If anything that doesn't run right or anything that malfunctions, that fuel's trail would be redone. Next would by broadly improving the portable electric generator by putting different add on deals to it. Finally mixtures of fuels will be used and then the add on of biofuel will be used. The results from this were somewhat expected. The octane 89 performed the best overall in the meters test. In this project, it was believed from the hypothesis that a higher octane than 87 would make the generator quieter. This is a good starting point for future work later on, because the best fuel source is already figured out, and the generator can be modified from there on out.