Performance of Petrol Engine using Gasoline–Ethanol–Methanol (GEM)Ternary mixture as Alternative Fuel

Saravana, Kannan Thangavelu and Abu Saleh, Ahmed and Ani, F.N. (2016) Performance of Petrol Engine using Gasoline–Ethanol–Methanol (GEM)Ternary mixture as Alternative Fuel. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 833. pp. 41-48. ISSN 1662-7482

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Abstract

Bioethanol fuel produced from biomass and bioenergy crops has been proclaimed as one of the feasible alternative to gasoline in internal combustion engines. In this study, the effect of gasoline–ethanol–methanol (GEM) ternary blend on performance characteristics of petrol engine was studied. Three different fuel blends, namely, E0 (gasoline), G75E21M4 (75% gasoline, 21% hydrous ethanol and 4% methanol) and E25 (25% anhydrous ethanol and 75% gasoline) were tested in a 1.3-l K3-VE spark-ignition engine having four cylinders, dynamic variable valve timing, and electronic fuel injection. The experimental results revealed that using G75E21M4 fuel blend increased the air-fuel ratio, engine power, torque, brake thermal efficiency, and mean effective pressure compared to E0 and E25, however, fuel consumption also increased.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Petrol engine, Ethanol, Methanol, Gasoline, Performance, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 02:55
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 02:55
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/13841

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