ALTERNATE FUELS AND DIESEL ENGINES
The problem of burning coal-derived and other alternate fuels in combustion engines and turbines can be approached from two different directions: The raw fuels can be upgraded by relatively expensive and energy intensive hydrorefining, or engines can be developed which can burn cruder fuels directly, although perhaps at the cost of a reduced efficiency and increased maintenance costs. An approach to the problem of identifying the optimum compromise between these extremes is presented.
- Paper presented at the ASME Energy Technology Conference and Exhibit, 3-7 February 1980.
- Conta, L D
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Alternate fuels; Coal fuels; Combustion; Diesel engines; Engine efficiency; Engines; Fuel composition; Propulsion; Vehicle maintenance
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fuel quality
- Old TRIS Terms: Diesel propulsion; Engine maintenance; Propulsive efficiency
- Subject Areas: Energy; Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00315037
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: 80-DGP-37 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM