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Study on Performance and Emission Characteristics of Diesel Engines Using Ethanol-Blended Diesel Fuel

Ismail, Muhammad (2004) Study on Performance and Emission Characteristics of Diesel Engines Using Ethanol-Blended Diesel Fuel. Universiti Teknologi Petronas. (Unpublished)

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The objective of this project is to study the reliability of Ethanol-Diesel Blend Fuel, or 'E-diesel', as an alternative fuel source for diesel engines. The recommended Ediesel blend should be based on the study of performance and emission characteristics. This study focused on two characteristics: performance and emission. In performance, BHP, torque, BMEP and BSFC via the combustion of ethanol-diesel blends in diesel engine are studied. As for emission, the amount of the combustion by-products, namely particulates matters (PM), carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) are studied. In order to achieve the objectives, project planning using Gant chart has been developed. It started with Literature Study mainly on the underlying theories of Ediesel and diesel engine principles. Series of experiment has been performed to test various E-diesel blends (ranging between 5% v- to 25% v-ethanol) using Diesel Engine Test Bed, Particulate Matter Sampler and Exhaust Gas Analyzer. Then, analysis on the collected data has been conducted to come up with the best E-diesel blends. Form the results obtained, E-diesel has proven its reliability as the alternative fuel source for diesel engines since it successfully reduced the emission by-product. But the engine performance seemed to increase slightly compared to diesel fuel. Furthermore, 15%-Ethanol blend has been recommended as the best blend in this project since it met almost all the criteria set for the evaluation purposes.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Petroleum
Subject: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Engineering > Mechanical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 16:55
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:46
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/7717

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