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Alternative fuel for a standard diesel engine
KTH, School of Chemical Science and Engineering (CHE), Chemistry, Surface Chemistry (closed 20081231).
2006 (English)In: International Journal of Engine Research, ISSN 1468-0874, E-ISSN 2041-3149, Vol. 7, no 1, 51-63 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Alternative fuels have been developed for the commercial diesel products Mkl and EN590. Appropriate additives were selected from a broad range of oxygenates including alcohols, acetals, ethers, esters, and nitrates by a process of systematic elimination. The resulting fuels called Biodiesel 15 meet all existing standards in force for diesel fuel, are stable, and have similar performance characteristics to standard diesel. Significantly Biodiesel 15 is much cleaner than standard diesel with around 30 per cent or more reductions in particulate matter in the exhaust emissions. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are much lower with Biodiesel 15 than with standard diesel products. Other regulated emissions are on a par with Mkl. The fuel consumption of Biodiesel 15 is 2 per cent lower than that of conventional Mkl.

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2006. Vol. 7, no 1, 51-63 p.
Keyword [en]
Alternative diesel fuel, Diesel engine emissions, Diesel engine performance, Oxygenates, Particulate emissions, Biodiesel, Diesel engines, Exhaust systems (engine), Alternative diesel fuels, Alternative fuels
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Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155383DOI: 10.1243/146808705X30549ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33947647974OAI: diva2:761608

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Available from: 2014-11-07 Created: 2014-11-05 Last updated: 2015-10-14Bibliographically approved

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