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Effect of Emulsified Diesel Fuel on Performance and Emissions Characteristics

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DOI: 10.4236/epe.2019.119021    73 Downloads   150 Views

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Diesel fuel has been known as the most effective fuel but it is known as a fuel which produces harmful emissions. Later, emulsified diesel fuel was introduced as a better solution but there is no sufficient research data concerning combustion of emulsified fuel. The present work carried out a simulation of non-surfactant emulsified diesel fuel where composition of water in emulsion varied from 0% to 20% to determine the ratio of water to diesel which is more effective in reducing the exhaust emissions especially NOx. For this simulation,5% of water in diesel without surfactant was able to reduce NOx up to 35%. It was shown that as the percentage of water increases, the power from that fuel combustion reduces.

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Confidence, C. , Ndiritu, E. and Gathitu, B. (2019) Effect of Emulsified Diesel Fuel on Performance and Emissions Characteristics. Energy and Power Engineering, 11, 333-341. doi: 10.4236/epe.2019.119021.

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