EFFECT OF PERCENT HYDROGEN IN FUEL ON SMOKE EMISSIONS OF A COMPRESSION-IGNITION ENGINE
Six diesel fuels, varying in percent hydrogen from 12.36 to 14.38 percent and in cetane number from 37.5 to 55.5, were evaluated for percent opacity as a function of fuel-air ratio--both at 800 and 1000 rpm--in a Waukesha CFR diesel engine. In both cases, at a given fuel-air ratio, the smoke emissions (measured by percent opacity) decreased with increasing percent hydrogen in the fuel. In these studies, percent hydrogen was both a satisfactory and a unique parameter, since neither cetane number nor volatility of the various fuels could be correlated with smoke emissions. In these studies, percent hydrogen is apparently the essential index of diesel fuel quality for satisfactory smoke emissions.
- For Meeting held February 3-7, 1980.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Voorhies Jr, A
- Daniel Jr, L R
- Long, L
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: 7 p.
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers Papers
- Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Air pollution sources; Cetane number; Chemical analysis; Combustion; Diesel engine exhaust gases; Diesel fuels; Fuel composition; Fuels; Hydrogen; Pollutants; Smoke
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fuel quality
- Old TRIS Terms: Combustion processes; Diesel fuel cetane ratings; Emission factors; Fuel analysis
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Marine Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00330184
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: ASME 80-DGP-15
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM