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Title: The influence of fuel composition on a heavy-duty, natural-gas direct-injection engine
Authors: McTaggart-Cowan, G.P.
Rogak, S.N.
Munshi, S.R.
Hill, P.G.
Bushe, W.K.
Keywords: Natural gas composition
Hydrogen blended fuel
Direct injection engine
Pilot ignition
Engine emissions
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: MCTAGGART-COWAN, G.P. ... et al, 2010. The influence of fuel composition on a heavy-duty, natural-gas direct-injection engine. Fuel, 89 (3), pp.752-759.
Abstract: This work investigates the implications of natural gas composition on the combustion in a heavy-duty natural gas engine and on the associated pollutant emissions. In this engine system, natural gas is injected into the combustion chamber shortly before the end of the compression stroke; a diesel pilot that precedes the natural gas injection provides the ignition source. The effects of adding ethane, propane, hydrogen, and nitrogen to the fuel are reported here. The results indicate that these additives had no significant effect on the engine’s power or fuel consumption. Emissions of unburned fuel are reduced for all additives through either enhanced ignition or combustion processes. Black carbon particulate matter emissions are increased by ethane and propane, but are virtually eliminated by including nitrogen or hydrogen in the fuel.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Fuel [© Elsevier] and the definitive version is available at: www.elsevier.com/locate/fuel
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2009.10.007
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5622
ISSN: 0016-2361
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