Investigation of CI engine emissions in biodiesel-ethanol-diesel blends as a function of ethanol concentration

Nadir Yilmaz, Francisco M. Vigil, A. Burl Donaldson, Tariq Darabseh

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Abstract

In this work, ethanol was mixed with biodiesel-diesel blends and the effect of ethanol concentration on diesel emissions was investigated. Both low and high concentrations of ethanol were studied. Ethanol concentrations were varied at 3%, 5%, 15% and 25% in biodiesel-diesel-ethanol (BDE), while biodiesel and diesel concentrations were maintained equal (BDE3, BDE5, BDE15 and BDE25). Emission characteristics for biodiesel-diesel-ethanol blends were compared to baseline curves of diesel as a function of engine load.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-793
Number of pages4
JournalFuel
Volume115
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biodiesel
  • Blended fuels
  • Diesel emissions
  • Ethanol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Organic Chemistry

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