Experimental study of spray characteristics, engine performance and emission levels of acetone-butanol-ethanol mixture-diesel blends in a diesel engine

Algayyim, Sattar Jabbar Murad and Wandel, Andrew and Yusaf, Talal and Hamawand, Ihsan and Al-lwayzy, Saddam (2017) Experimental study of spray characteristics, engine performance and emission levels of acetone-butanol-ethanol mixture-diesel blends in a diesel engine. In: 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, 10-14 Dec 2017, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper investigates spray and engine performance of an acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) mixture blended with diesel fuel in a single-cylinder direct injection (DI) diesel engine. Spray images were evaluated using a high-speed camera under 300 bar injection pressure. Engine performance such as brake power (BP), brake-specific fuel consumption (BSFC) and in-cylinder pressure were measured. Exhaust gas emissions such as oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and unburned hydrocarbon (UHC) were also assessed. The test was carried out at three engine speeds (1400, 2000 and 2600 rpm) at full load. The experiment results showed that: liquid penetration of ABE-diesel is longer than that of diesel. BP of ABE-diesel blends was comparable with pure diesel at 2600 rpm, while the peak in-cylinder pressure was higher compared to diesel at 2000 rpm. UHC and CO emissions were significantly reduced as a result of the addition of ABE to the neat diesel, while NOx emissions were slightly increased.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2018 03:13
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 00:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: acetone-butanol-ethanol mixture, spray penetration, diesel engine performance, emissions
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090201 Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33482

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