The influence of emulsified water fuel containing fresh water microalgae on diesel engine performance, combustion, vibration and emission

Al-lwayzy, Saddam H. and Yusaf, Talal and Saleh, Khalid and Yousif, Belal (2019) The influence of emulsified water fuel containing fresh water microalgae on diesel engine performance, combustion, vibration and emission. Energies, 12 (13 - Article 2546). pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

Microalgae is considered as an excellent potential renewable source of fuel in many forms including powder or slurry. A high percentage of emulsified water in the fuel is reported to reduce diesel engines’ emissions such as NOx, but that will compromise the engine output power. Using microalgae powder as an additive to enhance the emulsified water fuel heating value is the main objective of this work. Diesel engine combustion, vibration, performance and emissions were evaluated for pure cottonseed biodiesel (CS-B100), emulsified water 20% (vol.) in cottonseed biodiesel (CSB-E20) and emulsified water 20% (vol.) containing Fresh Water Microalgae Chlorella Vulgaris (FWM-CV) in cottonseed biodiesel (CSB-ME20). The emulsified water fuels showed a reduction in in-cylinder pressure, vibration, brake power, torque, exhaust gas temperature, CO2 and NOx, while BSFC and O2 were higher than the pure biodiesel (CS-B100). CSB-ME20 produced higher power and torque than CSB-E20 due to the presence of microalgae in the fuel that increased the energy content of the fuel.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 01:44
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 05:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: emulsified water fuel; microalgae biodiesel; engine performance; combustion and vibration; exhaust gas emissions
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090201 Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8599 Other Energy > 859999 Energy not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3390/en12132546
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36713

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