Investigation of Characteristics of Spark Ignition Engine Fuelled with Ethanol-Gasoline Blends Using Iso-octane Additive

Authors

  • Hamza Afser Delvi Department of Thermal Power Engineering, VTU-Centre of Post Graduate Studies, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
  • Mohammed Faheem Department of Mechanical Engineering, PA College of Engineering, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Abdul Aabid Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • M.C. Math Department of Thermal Power Engineering, VTU-Centre of Post Graduate Studies, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
  • Sher Afghan Khan Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Keywords:

ethanol, gasoline, iso-octane, performance, combustion, emission

Abstract

The quick depletion of petroleum reserves rises in automobile emissions, and an increase in costs and concerns for the environment has prompted a relentless quest to substitute fuels. For Gasoline, one of the best alternatives is found to be Ethyl Alcohol. As it is obtained from biomass crops enriched with starch, sugar, and cellulose material. These crops are renewable and pollution-free. The nature of ethyl alcohol is the same as compared to petrol. Both are liquid, and in this way, storage and transport are similar. Both can be blended expertly and burnt. In the present study, E30 (30% Ethanol + 70% Gasoline) blend was used and tests were carried out for a single-cylinder, 4- stroke, computerized spark-ignition (SI) gasoline engine fitted with eddy current dynamometer. Further, a precisely adjusted exhaust gas analyzer and the performance, combustion, and emission characteristics of the Spark Ignition Engine were recorded in “Enginesoft” software. In order to reduce the problem of knocking in the Spark Ignition Engine, along with E30 Blend, Iso-Octane additive, which is an excellent anti-knocking agent, was added in 0.3%, 0.4% and 0.5% by volume, i.e., E30+0.3, E30+0.4 and E30+0.5 respectively.

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Published

2021-02-18

How to Cite

Delvi, H. A. ., Faheem, M. ., Aabid, A. ., Math, M. ., & Khan, S. A. (2021). Investigation of Characteristics of Spark Ignition Engine Fuelled with Ethanol-Gasoline Blends Using Iso-octane Additive. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 66(1), 151–163. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/3557

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