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Aluminum as a Fuel

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-28719
Published 2018-04-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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Batteries and combustion engines each have distinctive benefits and limitations. Batteries have simple construction and operate silently; however, their energy density (i.e., the energy per unit volume) is poor, and lithium-ion batteries are potential fire hazards. The energy densities of combustion engines are higher than those of batteries, but combustion engines are relatively loud and emit toxic gases.