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The Cold Flow Performance and the Combustion Characteristics with Ethanol Blended Biodiesel Fuel
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 24, 2005 by SAE International in United States
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The purpose of this study is to improve low-temperature flow-properties of biodiesel fuels (BDF) by blending with ethanol and to analyze the combustion characteristics in a diesel engine fueled with BDF/ethanol blended fuel. Because ethanol has a lower solidifying temperature, higher oxygen content, lower cetane number, and higher volatility than BDF, ethanol blending would have a large effect on cold flow performance, mixture formation, ignition, combustion, and exhaust emissions.
The engine experiments in the study were performed with a diesel engine and blends of BDF and ethanol at different blending ratios. The cold flow performance of the blended fuels was evaluated by determining the fuel cloud point. The experimental results show that the ethanol blending lowers the cloud point of the blended fuel and significantly reduces smoke emissions from the engine without deteriorating other emissions or thermal efficiency. The reduced smoke emissions enable the engine to operate at retarded fuel injection timings getting a reduction in NOx emissions.
- Toshio Shudo - Hokkaido University, Japan
- Atsushi Fujibe - Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan
- Motoharu Kazahaya - Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan
- Yuzo Aoyagi - New A.C.E. Institute, Japan
- Ishii Hajime - National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory, Japan
- Yuichi Goto - National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory, Japan
- Akira Noda - National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory, Japan
CitationShudo, T., Fujibe, A., Kazahaya, M., Aoyagi, Y. et al., "The Cold Flow Performance and the Combustion Characteristics with Ethanol Blended Biodiesel Fuel," SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-3707, 2005, https://doi.org/10.4271/2005-01-3707.
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