Compressed natural gas as an alternative fuel in diesel engines

Wong, Wei Loon (2005) Compressed natural gas as an alternative fuel in diesel engines. [USQ Project]


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This project investigates the engine performance and exhaust emission of
dual-fuel operation on a single cylinder compression ignition engine. Natural gas is
used as the main gaseous fuel with diesel as the pilot fuel to provide a source of
ignition. The high compression ratios of diesel engines can be achieved without loss
in power together with substantial cost reduction in fuel and conversion kits.
Comparative results of dual-fuel operation with conventional diesel fuel through
experimental results demonstrated its benefits both in the fields of performance and
emission. The engine torque and brake power output show vast improvement and
dual-fuel operation is able to achieve a higher thermal efficiency under all operating
conditions. The emission levels of polluting gases such as carbon monoxide, oxides
of nitrogen (NOx) and carbon dioxide also records an enormous decrease.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:24
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: compressed natural gas (CNG), diesel engine, torque, brake power (BP), emission control, carbon monoxide (CO), total hydrocarbon (THC), nitrogen oxide (NO2), particulate matter (PM)
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090405 Non-automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090201 Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4004 Chemical engineering > 400402 Chemical and thermal processes in energy and combustion
40 ENGINEERING > 4002 Automotive engineering > 400201 Automotive combustion and fuel engineering

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