Effects of Di-Ethyl-Ether Addition on the Water-Diesel Emulsion Fuel Combustion Pressures and Pressure Rise Rates
American Journal of Modern Energy
Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 146-152
Received: Oct. 16, 2017; Accepted: Oct. 31, 2017; Published: Dec. 26, 2017
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Mohamed Y. E. Selim, Mechanical Eng. Department, College of Engineering, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE
Mamdouh T. Ghannam, Chem. and Pet Eng. Department, College of Engineering, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE
Adel MM Hussien, Mech Power Eng. Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Helwan, Cairo, Egypt
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An experimental investigation has been carried out to investigate the effects of adding very low viscosity renewable fuel of Di-Ethyl Ether (DEE) to a 30% water-in-diesel emulsion on the diesel engine combustion characteristics. A research engine of Ricardo E-6 has been used throughout the work and the water-diesel emulsion (W/D emulsion) has been prepared to have four weeks of fuel stability. The W/D emulsion then mixed with the low viscosity additive to reduce the viscosity of the W/D emulsion. Diesel engine combustion pressure and other engine parameters, have been collected by data-acquisition systems and the maximum pressure rise rate has been calculated. It has been found that adding the DEE to the W/D emulsion affected its viscosity and affected the combustion as noticed from the combustion pressures and pressure rise rates. Using an additive like the DEE enables the use of W/D emulsion in diesel engine with high amount of water of 30% with acceptable combustion characteristics.
Diesel Engine, Water-Diesel Emulsion, Combustion Pressure, Engine Roughness, Di-Ethyl-Ether
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Mohamed Y. E. Selim, Mamdouh T. Ghannam, Adel MM Hussien, Effects of Di-Ethyl-Ether Addition on the Water-Diesel Emulsion Fuel Combustion Pressures and Pressure Rise Rates, American Journal of Modern Energy. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2017, pp. 146-152. doi: 10.11648/j.ajme.20170306.15
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