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Effects of butanol-diesel fuel blends on the performance and emissions of a high-speed di diesel engine

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dc.contributor.author Rakopoulos, DC en
dc.contributor.author Rakopoulos, CD en
dc.contributor.author Giakoumis, EG en
dc.contributor.author Dimaratos, AM en
dc.contributor.author Kyritsis, DC en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:33:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:33:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 0196-8904 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20374
dc.subject Butanol-diesel fuel blends en
dc.subject Emissions en
dc.subject High-speed diesel engine en
dc.subject Performance en
dc.subject.classification Thermodynamics en
dc.subject.classification Energy & Fuels en
dc.subject.classification Mechanics en
dc.subject.classification Physics, Nuclear en
dc.subject.other DI diesel engine en
dc.subject.other Diesel fuel blends en
dc.subject.other Direct injection en
dc.subject.other Exhaust emission en
dc.subject.other Experimental investigations en
dc.subject.other Fuel blends en
dc.subject.other High-speed en
dc.subject.other High-speed diesel engines en
dc.subject.other N-butanol en
dc.subject.other Performance and emissions en
dc.subject.other Physical and chemical properties en
dc.subject.other Unburned hydrocarbons en
dc.subject.other Alcohols en
dc.subject.other Carbon monoxide en
dc.subject.other Chemical properties en
dc.subject.other Diesel fuels en
dc.subject.other Engines en
dc.subject.other Gas emissions en
dc.subject.other Hydrocarbons en
dc.subject.other Nitric oxide en
dc.subject.other Nitrogen oxides en
dc.subject.other Speed en
dc.subject.other Diesel engines en
dc.title Effects of butanol-diesel fuel blends on the performance and emissions of a high-speed di diesel engine en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1016/j.enconman.2010.02.032 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2010.02.032 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2010 en
heal.abstract An experimental investigation is conducted to evaluate the effects of using blends of n-butanol (normal butanol) with conventional diesel fuel, with 8%, 16% and 24% (by volume) n-butanol, on the performance and exhaust emissions of a standard, fully instrumented, four-stroke, high-speed, direct injection (DI), Ricardo/Cussons 'Hydra' diesel engine located at the authors' laboratory. The tests are conducted using each of the above fuel blends or neat diesel fuel, with the engine working at a speed of 2000 rpm and at three different loads. In each test, fuel consumption, exhaust smokiness and exhaust regulated gas emissions such as nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and total unburned hydrocarbons are measured. The differences in the measured performance and exhaust emission parameters of the three butanol diesel fuel blends from the baseline operation of the diesel engine, i.e., when working with neat diesel fuel, are determined and compared. It is revealed that this fuel, which can be produced from biomass (bio-butanol), forms a challenging and promising bio-fuel for diesel engines. The differing physical and chemical properties of butanol against those for the diesel fuel are used to aid the correct interpretation of the observed engine behavior. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en
heal.publisher PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD en
heal.journalName Energy Conversion and Management en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.enconman.2010.02.032 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000278730100019 en
dc.identifier.volume 51 en
dc.identifier.issue 10 en
dc.identifier.spage 1989 en
dc.identifier.epage 1997 en


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