PERFORMANCE OF GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUELS PRODUCED FROM COED SYNCRUDE

Fuel consumption and exhaust emissions characteristics were evaluated for gasoline and diesel fuel produced from coal liquid derived syncrude. The engine types used were: (1) current technology spark-ignition, homogeneous charge, (2) stratified-charge, and (3) Stirling. There were no significant changes in fuel consumption or exhaust emissions between syncrude-derived fuels and conventional fuels in stratified-charge and Stirling engines. Because of its low (approximately equal to 70) octane number and volatility, the synthetic gasoline required a reduction in compression ratio to achieve knock-limited, MBT spark timing. This was in comparison to the reference gasoline, in a single-cylinder spark-ignited test engine, at one speed/load point. Exhaust emissions were very similar between the two fuels. (ERA citation 03:043237)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bartlesville Energy Technology Center

    Department of Energy
    Bartlesville, OK  United States  74003
  • Authors:
    • Bechtold, R L
    • Fleming, R D
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM