This paper describes recent performance tests of a diesel engine on coal-based fuels. The test fuels included two coal-derived liquids, a coal/oil slurry and a coal/water slurry. The concept of a coal-fueled diesel engine is not new. Direct combustion of coal dust and other dry fuels in diesel engines was investigated extensively in Germany prior to 1940. A number of small-scale experiments have also been performed in the United States since 1945. The present tests were run in a slow-speed two-stroke engine of the type used extensively for marine propulsion applications. Performance data are presented for each of the coal-based test fuels and compared with diesel fuel operation.

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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Dunlay, J B
    • Davis, J P
    • Steiger, H A
    • Eberle, M K
  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Accession Number: 00335273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME 81-DGP-12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM