PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF A DIESEL ENGINE USING LOW- AND MEDIUM-ENERGY GASES AS A FUEL SUPPLEMENT (FUMIGATION)

The use of low- and medium-energy gases derived from solid waste is investigated. Gases that simulate those gases that could be derived from refuse were injected into the air inlet of a 298-kilowatt (400 horsepower) diesel engine as a fuel supplement. This process is called fumigation. Three different gases with thermal-energy contents of 6.11 MJ/cu m (164 Btu/cu ft), 18.1 MJ/cu m (485 Btu/cu ft), and 18.8 MJ/cu m (505 Btu/cu ft, respectively, were used at rates ranging as high as 20 percent of the normal fuel oil energy at four different engine load points. The test results indicated approximately 100 percent gas energy utilization with no observable deleterious effect on the engine.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
    Houston, TX  United States  77058
  • Authors:
    • Monford, L G
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • Pagination: 23 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00154081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-X-58188, JSC-11404
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2002 12:00AM