Effects of Micro-Emulsion Fuels on the Performance and Emissions of Diesel Engine
The micro-emulsion fuels were prepared with complex surfactant, and the effects of temperature on the stability of these fuels were investigated. The engine performance and the emissions were studied when the engine was fueled with diesel and micro-emulsion diesel respectively. Results showed that when the engine was fueled with micro-emulsion diesel, the NOX and smoke emissions were decreased obviously and HC and CO emissions were increased slightly. Discounting of surfactant and water, the specific fuel consumption of micro-emulsion diesel was lower than those of diesel under any load at the speed of 2900r/min.
Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao
J. Q. Wang et al., "Effects of Micro-Emulsion Fuels on the Performance and Emissions of Diesel Engine", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 151-154, 2011