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Characterization and Potential of Dual FuelCombustion in a Modern Diesel Engine
KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Maskinkonstruktion (Inst.), Förbränningsmotorteknik.
KTH, Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM), Maskinkonstruktion (Inst.), Förbränningsmotorteknik.
2011 (Engelska)Ingår i: SAE Technical Paper 2011-01-2223, SAE International , 2011Konferensbidrag, Publicerat paper (Refereegranskat)
Abstract [en]

Diesel Dual Fuel, DDF, is a concept which promises the possibility to utilize CNG/biogas in a compression ignition engine maintaining a high compression ratio, made possible by the high knock resistance of methane, and the resulting benefits in thermal efficiency associated with Diesel combustion.

A series of tests has been carried out on a single cylinder lab engine, equipped with a modern common rail injection system supplying the diesel fuel and two gas injectors, placed in the intake runners. One feature of port injected Dual Fuel is that full diesel functionality is maintained, which is of great importance when bringing the dual fuel technology to market. The objective of the study was to characterize and investigate the potential for dual fuel combustion utilizing all degrees of freedom available in a modern diesel engine.

Increased diesel pilot proved efficient at reducing NOx emissions at low λ. Advanced combustion phasing has the potential to extend the lean limit for operation. Stoichiometric operation using high levels of EGR is identified as a promising field in conjunction with raised inlet temperature.

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SAE International , 2011.
Nyckelord [en]
Diesel Dual Fuel, Biogas, DDF, CNG, methane
Nyckelord [sv]
Förbränningsmotorteknik, Biogas, metan
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-65727DOI: 10.4271/2011-01-2223Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85072497071OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-65727DiVA, id: diva2:483559
Konferens
Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, September 2011, Chicago
Projekt
Diesel Dual Fuel
Anmärkning

QC 20120202

Tillgänglig från: 2012-02-02 Skapad: 2012-01-25 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-11-12Bibliografiskt granskad
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1. Advancing the Limits of Dual Fuel Combustion
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Advancing the Limits of Dual Fuel Combustion
2012 (Engelska)Licentiatavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

There is a growing interest in alternative transport fuels. There are two underlying reasons for this interest; the desire to decrease the environmental impact of transports and the need to compensate for the declining availability of petroleum. In the light of both these factors the Diesel Dual Fuel, DDF, engine is an attractive concept. The primary fuel of the DDF engine is methane, which can be derived both from renewables and from fossil sources. Methane from organic waste; commonly referred to as biomethane, can provide a reduction in greenhouse gases unmatched by any other fuel. The DDF engine is from a combustion point of view a hybrid between the diesel and the otto engine and it shares characteristics with both.

This work identifies the main challenges of DDF operation and suggests methods to overcome them. Injector tip temperature and pre-ignitions have been found to limit performance in addition to the restrictions known from literature such as knock and emissions of NOx and HC. HC emissions are especially challenging at light load where throttling is required to promote flame propagation. For this reason it is desired to increase the lean limit in the light load range in order to reduce pumping losses and increase efficiency. It is shown that the best results in this area are achieved by using early diesel injection to achieve HCCI/RCCI combustion where combustion phasing is controlled by the ratio between diesel and methane. However, even without committing to HCCI/RCCI combustion and the difficult control issues associated with it, substantial gains are accomplished by splitting the diesel injection into two and allocating most of the diesel fuel to the early injection. HCCI/RCCI and PPCI combustion can be used with great effect to reduce the emissions of unburned hydrocarbons at light load.

At high load, the challenges that need to be overcome are mostly related to heat. Injector tip temperatures need to be observed since the cooling effect of diesel flow through the nozzle is largely removed. Through investigation and modeling it is shown that the cooling effect of the diesel fuel occurs as the fuel resides injector between injections and not during the actual injection event. For this reason; fuel residing close to the tip absorbs more heat and as a result the dependence of tip temperature on diesel substitution rate is highly non-linear. The problem can be reduced greatly by improved cooling around the diesel injector. Knock and preignitions are limiting the performance of the engine and the behavior of each and how they are affected by gas quality needs to be determined. Based on experiences from this project where pure methane has been used as fuel; preignitions impose a stricter limit on engine operation than knock.

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Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2012. s. v, 56
Serie
Trita-MMK, ISSN 1400-1179
Nyckelord
Diesel Dual Fuel, Methane, CNG, Biogas, Injector, Coking, Knock, Pre-ignition, Preignition, HCCI, PPCI, PPC, RCCI
Nationell ämneskategori
Farkostteknik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-96945 (URN)978-91-7501-427-2 (ISBN)
Presentation
2012-06-15, B319 Gladan, Brinellvägen 83, KTH, Stockholm, 10:00 (Engelska)
Opponent
Handledare
Projekt
Diesel Dual Fuel
Anmärkning
QC 20120626Tillgänglig från: 2012-06-26 Skapad: 2012-06-13 Senast uppdaterad: 2012-06-26Bibliografiskt granskad
2. On Combustion in the CNG-Diesel Dual Fuel Engine
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>On Combustion in the CNG-Diesel Dual Fuel Engine
2014 (Engelska)Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

Currently there is a large interest in alternative transport fuels. There are two underlying reasons for this interest: the desire to decrease the environmental impact of transports and the need to compensate for the declining availability of petroleum. In the light of both these factors, the CNG-diesel dual fuelengine is an attractive concept. The primary fuel of the dual fuel engine is methane, which can be derived both from renewables and from fossil sources. Methane from organic waste, commonly referred to as biomethane, can provide a reduction in greenhouse gases unmatched by any other fuel. Furthermore, fossil methane, natural gas, is one of the most abundant fossil fuels.Thedual fuelengine is, from a combustion point of view, a hybridof the diesel and theOtto-engineand it shares characteristics with both.

From a market standpoint, the dual fuel technology is highly desirable; however, from a technical point of view it has proven difficult to realize. The aim of this project was to identify limitations to engine operation, investigate these challenges, and ,as much as possible, suggest remedies. Investigations have been made into emissions formation, nozzle-hole coking, impact of varying in-cylinder air motion, behavior and root causes of pre-ignitions, and the potential of advanced injection strategies and unconventional combustion modes. The findings from each of these investigations have been summarized, and recommendations for the development of a Euro 6 compliant dual fuel engine have been formulated. Two key challenges must be researched further for this development to succeed: an aftertreatment system which allows for low exhaust temperatures must be available, and the root cause of pre-ignitions must be found and eliminated.

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Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2014. s. x, 98
Serie
TRITA-MMK, ISSN 1400-1179 ; 2014:08
Nationell ämneskategori
Energiteknik
Forskningsämne
Maskinkonstruktion
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-151188 (URN)978-91-7595-243-7 (ISBN)
Disputation
2014-09-26, Kollegiesalen, Brinellvägen 8, KTH, Stockholm, 14:00 (Engelska)
Opponent
Handledare
Forskningsfinansiär
Energimyndigheten
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QQC 20140915

Tillgänglig från: 2014-09-15 Skapad: 2014-09-15 Senast uppdaterad: 2014-09-15Bibliografiskt granskad

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