EFFECT OF DIESEL FUEL PROPRETIES ON EMISSIONS AND PERFORMANCE

Tests were conducted with several production diesel engines and one prototype low-emission diesel engine to determine the effect of fuel properties on exhaust emissions and engine performance. Fuel cetane number was found to be the most significant fuel property; low cetane fuels resulted in higher hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen and increased noise. Conversely, higher cetane fuels produced lower emissions and noise, and also improved engine starting characteristics.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Broering, L C
    • Holtman, L W
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE No 740692
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM