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
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.
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.
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