THOUGHTS ON AN IDEAL DIESEL FUEL FROM COAL

The paper is an attempt to analyze the various fuel properties that influence the performance of a CI engine and to formulate specifications for the ideal diesel fuel. The result postulates that the ideal diesel fuel can only be a synthetic fuel obtained from coal by the Fischer-Tropsch process with fixed bed, since this process preferably furnished straight-chained hydrocarbons or those with few branches. This is a feature of the process which is undesirable for the production of synthetic petrol, but highly desirable for the production of an energy-saving and anti-pollution ideal diesel fuel.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kelvin Publications (Pty) Limited

    London House, Loveday Street
    Johannesburg,   South Africa 

    Kelvin Publications (Pty) Limited

    London House, Loveday Street
    Johannesburg,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Hardenberg, H O
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

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  • Accession Number: 00324735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM