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Influences of intake temperature and bio-petrol fuel temperature on SI engine: an overview

Rahman, Mohd Najib and Atan, Nazrul and Mokhtar, Azizul and Khalid, Amir (2014) Influences of intake temperature and bio-petrol fuel temperature on SI engine: an overview. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.


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Bio-petrol has the potential to be used as an alternative fuel for spark ignition engine in order to introduce renewable fuel and to reduce the total CO2 emissions. The present study converses the usability of ethanol as a clean and green renewable alternative fuel for spark ignition engine. This review paper emphasizes not only on the inherent properties of ethanol as a fuel but also elaborately reviews about the performance and emission characteristics of the engine considering the influences of different parameters like intake temperature and preheat bio-petrol fuel. The study reveals the understanding of the engine performance characteristics and emissions production under ethanol gas petrol blending ratio and variant types of ethanol. Furthermore, the fuel properties such as blends densities and kinematics viscosity found to increase continuously with increasing percentage of ethanol, while API gravity and heat value decreased with decreasing percentage of ethanol increase. In addition, cloud point and flash points for bio-petrol blends were found to be higher than standard gasoline fuel, while distillation curves were lower. In this paper, the performance and emission analysis carried out by different researchers from their experimental and theoretical results has been presented in brief. The review of the investigation reports found in the literature reveals that the intake temperature and preheat bio-petrol fuel have an influences on engine performance with ethanol as a blended fuel with gasoline

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: bio-petrol; gasoline engine; performance; intake temperature; preheat bio-fuel; ethanol
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ255-265 Heat engines
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP315-360 Fuel
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Plant and Automotive Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2015 07:46
Last Modified: 26 May 2015 08:55
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6397
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