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Fuel Conversion Benefit of Producer Gas Over Gasoline - An Experimental Analysis

Babu, M S and Clement, S and Rajan, N K S (2016) Fuel Conversion Benefit of Producer Gas Over Gasoline - An Experimental Analysis. In: 3rd International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering, (CPESE), SEP 08-10, 2016, Kitakyushu, JAPAN, pp. 203-209.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.10.166

Abstract

Growing energy targets, depletion of fossil fuels and environmental concerns have paved the way to explore alternative (renewable) fuels. In this paper, the performance and in-cylinder analysis of a four stroke modified spark ignition engine fueled with bottled Producer gas is addressed. The nature of energy conversion of a producer gas (a multi component fuel) as compared to straight-run Gasoline was analyzed and discussed. Study shows that, Producer gas engines can yield a saving of approximately over 70 % on fuel consumption over Gasoline powered engines. Analysis of fuel conversion indicated a scope of reduced energy consumption with producer gas engine to the tune of 5 %. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 05:33
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017 05:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/56162

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