Diesel engine experiments with oxygen enrichment, water addition and lower-grade fuel [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1990.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: (7 pages) : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Argonne National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The concept of oxygen enriched air applied to reciprocating engines is getting renewed attention in the context of the progress made in the enrichment methods and the tougher emissions regulations imposed on diesel and gasoline engines. An experimental project was completed in which a direct injection diesel engine was tested with intake oxygen levels of 21% -- 35%. Since an earlier study indicated that it is necessary to use a cheaper fuel to make the concept economically attractive, a less refined fuel was included in the test series. Since a major objection to the use of oxygen enriched combustion air had been the increase in NOₓ emissions, a method must be found to reduce NOₓ. Introduction of water into the engine combustion process was included in the tests for this purpose. Fuel emulsification with water was the means used here even though other methods could also be used. The teat data indicated a large increase in engine power density, slight improvement in thermal efficiency, significant reductions in smoke and particulate emissions and NOₓ emissions controllable with the addition of water. 15 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:conf-900801-39
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25. intersociety energy conversion engineering conference, Reno, NV (USA), 12-17 Aug 1990.
Cole, R.L.; Sekar, R.R.; Marr, W.W.; Schaus, J.E.; Marciniak, T.J.
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