A REVIEW AND COMPARISON OF RECIPROCATING ENGINE OPERATION USING SOLID FUELS

The literature review indicated that operation of solid reciprocating engine has been attempted for nearly a hundred years. Problems which have been encountered continuously have involved the fuel delivery system, solid-particle combustion, and engine component wear. Recent investigations (1979-1982) using coal/oil, carbon-black/oil, and coal/water slurries in a variety of reciprocating engines have yielded encouraging results. The use of coal/water slurries is an attractive approach to using solid coal in engines, since fuel handling problems are simpler than using dry-powder fuels, and the slurry is petroleum independent.

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    • International Off-Highway Meeting and Exposition Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 12-15, 1983.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Caton, J A
    • Rosegay, K H
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00381921
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 831362, HS-036 065
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM