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  1. Engine Tune-Up Service. Unit 5: Fuel and Carburetion Systems. Student Guide. Automotive Mechanics Curriculum. (United States)

    Goodson, Ludy

    This student guide is for Unit 5, Fuel and Carburetion Systems, in the Engine Tune-Up Service portion of the Automotive Mechanics Curriculum. It deals with inspecting and servicing the fuel and carburetion systems. A companion review exercise book and posttests are available separately as CE 031 218-219. An introduction tells how this unit fits…

  2. 41 CFR 102-74.280 - Are privately owned vehicles converted for propane carburetion permitted in underground parking... (United States)


    ... vehicles converted for propane carburetion permitted in underground parking facilities? 102-74.280 Section... underground parking facilities? Federal agencies must not permit privately owned vehicles converted for propane carburetion to enter underground parking facilities unless the owner provides to the...

  3. Carburetant and its Selection%增碳剂及其选用

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    惠国栋; 许翔; 张潇; 马斌悍; 邵亮峰; 王利民


    增碳剂在铸造时使用,可大幅度增加废钢用量,减少生铁用量或不用生铁。目前绝大多数增碳剂都适用于电炉熔炼,也有少部分吸收速度特别快的增碳剂用于冲天炉。电炉熔炼的投料方式,应将增碳剂随废钢等炉料一起投放,小剂量的添加可以选择加在铁水表面。但是要避免大批量往铁水里投料,以防止氧化过多而出现增碳效果不明显和铸件碳含量不够的情况。增碳剂的加入量根据其他原材料的配比和含碳量决定。不同种类的铸件,根据需要选择不同型号的增碳剂。增碳剂本身选择纯净的含碳石墨化物质,可降低生铁里过多的杂质,增碳剂选择合适可降低铸件生产成本。目前,国内外对增碳剂及其选用的系统性研究报道比较少,本文对增碳剂和增碳剂的选用进行系统性研究。%Carburetant could significantly increase the amount of scrap during casting, reduce the amount of pig iron or no iron. At present, most carburetant were suitable for smelting furnace, a small number of carburetant with particularly fast absorption rate was fit for the cupola. The feeding mode of furnace was carbon agent added together with the scrap charge. To the small dosage, the adding mode of carburetant was added in the surface. The adding of large quantities of iron into the hot metal should be avoid in order to prevent the occurs of carbon ineffective and the deficiency of casting carbon content. The adding amount of carburetant was based on the ratio of carbon content to other raw materials. The selection of carburetant depended on casting need, the suitable choose could reduce the cost of casting production. The carburetant and its selection were reviewed in this paper.

  4. Designing a Prototype LPG Injection Electronic Control Unit for a Carburetted Gasoline Engine

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    Barış ERKUŞ


    Full Text Available In this study, the originally carburetted gasoline engine was converted to gas-phase liquefied petroleum gas (LPG injection engine by using an after market LPG conversion kit's components except the electronic control unit (ECU. Instead of after market LPG injection ECU, the ECU which was designed considering the effects of  electromagnetic interference (EMI, was used for controlling injection. The designed ECU was tested in terms of EMI while the engine was being run and it was detected that the EMI noises could be suppressed as possible by taken measures. Designed ECU was used in performance tests at different engine conditions and the results obtained with LPG injection were compared with the results obtained with LPG carburetion. According to the performance test results, LPG injection ECU designed in this study could help to achieve low exhaust emissions and high engine performance.  

  5. The program cyberdiesel for mathematical modeling of fuel supply and local intracylinder processes in a diesel engine with volumetric carburetion


    Maschenko, V. Yu.


    The program CyberDiesel is developed on the basis of complex mathematical model of fuel supply and local intracylinder processes in a diesel engine with volumetric carburetion. The program is intended for solving practical problems of coordinating constructive and adjusting parameters of fuel equipment and combustion chamber of a diesel engine by mathematical modeling methods.

  6. Gasoline-related organics in Lake Tahoe before and after prohibition of carbureted two-stroke engines (United States)

    Lico, M.S.


    On June 1, 1999, carbureted two-stroke engines were banned on waters within the Lake Tahoe Basin of California and Nevada. The main gasoline components MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) and BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes) were present at detectable concentrations in all samples taken from Lake Tahoe during 1997-98 prior to the ban. Samples taken from 1999 through 2001 after the ban contained between 10 and 60 percent of the pre-ban concentrations of these compounds, with MTBE exhibiting the most dramatic change (a 90 percent decrease). MTBE and BTEX concentrations in water samples from Lake Tahoe and Lower Echo Lake were related to the amount of boat use at the sampling sites. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) compounds are produced by high-temperature pyrolytic reactions. They were sampled using semipermeable membrane sampling devices in Lake Tahoe and nearby Donner Lake, where carbureted two-stroke engines are legal. PAHs were detected in all samples taken from Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake. The number of PAH compounds and their concentrations are related to boat use. The highest concentrations of PAH were detected in samples from two heavily used boating areas, Tahoe Keys Marina and Donner Lake boat ramp. Other sources of PAH, such as atmospheric deposition, wood smoke, tributary streams, and automobile exhaust do not contribute large amounts of PAH to Lake Tahoe. Similar numbers of PAH compounds and concentrations were found in Lake Tahoe before and after the ban of carbureted two-stroke engines. ?? by the North American Lake Management Society 2004.


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    Full Text Available The target of the present study is to clarify ignition characteristics, combustion process and knock limit of methanol premixture in a dual fuel diesel engine, and also to improve the trade-off between NOx and smoke markedly without deteriorating the high engine performance. Experiment was conducted to evaluate the performance and emission characteristics of direct injection diesel engine operating in duel fuel mode using Pongamia methyl ester injection and methanol carburetion. Methanol is introduced into the engine at different throttle openings along with intake air stream by a carburetor which is arranged at bifurcated air inlet. Pongamia methyl ester fuel was supplied to the engine by conventional fuel injection. The experimental results show that exhaust gas temperatures are moderate and there is better reduction of NOx, HC, CO and CO2 at methanol mass flow rate of 16.2 mg/s. Smoke level was observed to be low and comparable. Improved thermal efficiency of the engine was observed.

  8. Study of liquid fuel transport in a small carburetted engine in the context of cold-start HC emission control

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    Sumit Tewari; T N C Anand; M P Nishikant; R V Ravikrishna


    In the present study, a detailed visualization of the transport of fuel film has been performed in a small carburetted engine with a transparent manifold at the exit of the carburettor. The presence of fuel film is observed significantly on the lower half of the manifold at idling, while at load conditions, the film is found to be distributed all throughout the manifold walls. Quantitative measurement of the fuel film in a specially-designed manifold of square cross section has also been performed using the planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) technique. The measured fuel film thickness is observed to be of the order of 1 mm at idling, and in the range of 0.1 to 0.4 mm over the range of load and speed studied. These engine studies are complemented by experiments conducted in a carburettor rig to study the state of the fuel exiting the carburettor. Laser-based Particle/Droplet Image Analysis (PDIA) technique is used to identify fuel droplets and ligaments and estimate droplet diameters. At a throttle position corresponding to idling, the fuel exiting the carburettor is found to consist of very fine droplets of size less than 15 m and large fuel ligaments associated with length scales of the order of 500 m and higher. For a constant pressure difference across the carburettor, the fuel consists of droplets with an SMD of the order of 30 m. Also, the effect of liquid fuel film on the cold start HC emissions is studied. Based on the understanding obtained from these studies, strategies such as manifold heating and varying carburettor main jet nozzle diameter are implemented. These are observed to reduce emissions under both idling and varying load conditions.

  9. Effect of Volatility on Air-Fuel Ratio Distribution and Torque Output of a Carbureted Light Aircraft Piston Engine. (United States)


    Positive displacement fuel flow sensor Burette type volumetric fuel flowmeter(2) Meriam laminar airflow meter Lamdascan air-fuel ratio meter Lebow inline...therefore the resulting data was not utilized. The volumetric flowrate of engine intake air was calculated from the pressure drop across a Meriam Model 50MC2

  10. Carburetant ethanol: perspectives for the development of an international market; Etanol carburante: perspectivas para desenvolvimento de um mercado internacional

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    Szwarc, Alfred [ADS Tecnologia e Desenvolvimento Sustentavel, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)


    The work shows the main points considered as motivating elements for the viabilization of ethanol as a energy commodity and the growth of an international market for his using as an automotive fuel. The technological ways commercially possible for the use of ethanol in transport systems and the presently existing and potential markets are also presented.

  11. Engine Performance (Section B: Fuel and Exhaust Systems). Auto Mechanics Curriculum Guide. Module 3. Instructor's Guide. (United States)

    Rains, Larry

    This module is the third of nine modules in the competency-based Missouri Auto Mechanics Curriculum Guide. Six units cover: fuel supply systems; carburetion; carburetor service; gasoline engine electronic fuel injection; diesel fuel injection; and exhaust systems and turbochargers. Introductory materials include a competency profile and…

  12. Healthy Functions and Mechanisms of Bamboo-Charcoal Modified Polyesters

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    WANG Qi; HE Shu-cai


    In this paper, healthy fuactions and mechanismof bamboo-charcoal modified polyesters arc studied. Theresults show that there are five healthy functionsincorporated effectively in bamboo-charcoal modifiedpolyesters, such as good far-lnfrared radiation, good UVprotection, certain negative ion emission, certain anti-bacteria and good absorption functions. The metal elementsand carburets are mainly responsible for far-infrared,negative ion emission functions. UV prevention functionresults mainly from the carbon elements. The absorbabilityand bacteriostasis functions lie in the porous structures.

  13. Marine Engine Emissions in Recreational Lakes (United States)

    Miller, G. C.; Hoonhout, C.; Sufka, E.; Fiore-Wagner, M.; Allen, B.; Reuter, J.


    Release of gasoline and other contaminants, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, from marine engines into fresh water lakes has become a concern both due to potential impacts on drinking water sources, but also due to potential ecological impacts. Lake Tahoe, an ultraoligotrophic lake shared by Nevada and California, receives extensive recreational watercraft use, and analysis of water samples in 1997 and 1998 revealed widespread occurrence of MTBE, benzene, toluene, xylenes and ethyl benzene. Because carbureted two-cycle engines are known to release approximately 25% of gasoline unburned, these marine engines were suspected as a primary source of these volatile constituents. Further tests on a variety of engines confirmed that the carbureted two-cycle engines released greater amounts of gasoline components into water than either the newer direct injected two-stroke engines (Ficht technology) or four stroke engines. Using toluene as a surrogate for gasoline, and comparing other engines to a two-stroke carbureted engine, the direct injected two-stroke engine had an approximate 80% reduction in toluene released, and a four stroke engine had greater 90% reduction in toluene released. Based on these and other data obtained, a modeling effort indicated that banning of carbureted two-stroke engines at Lake Tahoe would result in an 80% reduction in gasoline constituents in the Lake. In June of 1999 a near complete ban on these engines was implemented by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, and by late summer of 1999 gasoline constituents had been reduced by 80-95%. Further research on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons has indicated that two cycle engines are also a major source of these phototoxic contaminants.

  14. Direct Fuel Injection of LPG in Small Two-Stroke Engines


    Yew Heng Teoh; Horizon Gitano-Briggs


    The commonly used carburetted two-stroke engines in developing countries have high exhaust emission and poor fuel efficiency. To meet more rigid emissions requirements, two-stroke vehicles are typically phase out in favour of four-stroke engines. The problems of ubiquitous legacy two-stroke vehicles remain unsolved by these measures and they are likely to be a major source of transport for many years to come. A number of technologies are available for solving the problems associated with two-...

  15. Fuel cycle analysis based evaluation of the fuel and emissions reduction potential of adapting the hybrid technology to tricycles

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    Biona, J.B.M. [Don Bosco Technical College, Mandaluyong City (Philippines); De La Salle University, Center for Engineering and Sustainable Development Research, Manila (Philippines); Culaba, A.B. [De La Salle University, Center for Engineering and Sustainable Development Research, Manila (Philippines); Purvis, M.R.I. [University of Portsmouth, Department of Mechanical Design and Engineering, Portsmouth (United Kingdom)


    A preliminary analysis has been conducted to investigate the fuel use and emissions reduction potential of incorporating hybrid systems to two stroke powered tricycles in Metro Manila. Carbureted and direct injection two stroke engine hybrid systems were investigated and compared with the impact of shifting to four stroke engines. Results showed that hybridized direct injection retrofitted two stroke powered systems would be able to provide far better environmental and fuel reduction benefits than the shift to new four strokes tricycles. It is thus recommended that the development of such technology specifically for tricycles be seriously pursued. (orig.)

  16. Selection and Application of DT-CA-09 Type Carburant and the Experimental Results Analysis%DT-CA-09型增碳剂的选用及实验分析

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    徐桂洪; 张行河


    使用中频电炉熔炼合成铸铁,必须采用增碳技术,以保证铁液中碳含量在工艺要求的范围内.在中频电炉熔炼新工艺中,根据增碳剂分类及增碳原理,结合电炉熔炼对增碳剂的要求,选用了国产DT-CA-09型增碳剂.实验证明,所选用增碳剂可满足目前中频电炉熔炼工艺需求.%Melting synthetic cast iron with the medium frequency furnace it is necessary to adopt carburet ion technology to ensure that carbon content of liquid iron is meet the limits of particular foundry technology. According to the classification of carburant and principle of carburetion, combined with the requirements of carburant in electric furnace melting, the domestic DT-CA-09 type carburant was chosen in the new technology of the medium frequency electric furnace melting, and experiments proved that the selected carburant can meet the demands of current electric furnace melting technology.

  17. Volvo Penta 4.3 GL E15 Emissions and Durability Test

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    Zoubul, G.; Cahoon, M.; Kolb, R.


    A new Volvo Penta carbureted 4.3 GL engine underwent emissions and dynamometer durability testing from break-in to expected end of life using an accelerated ICOMIA marine emissions cycle and E15 fuel. Only ethanol content was controlled. All aging used splash-blended E15 fuel. Exhaust emissions, exhaust gas temperature, torque, power, barometric pressure, air temperature, and fuel flow were measured at five intervals using site-blended E15 aging fuel and certification fuel (E0). The durability test cycle showed no noticeable impact on mechanical durability or engine power. Emissions performance degraded beyond the certification limit for this engine family, mostly occurring by 28% of expected life. Such degradation is inconsistent with prior experience. Comparisons showed that E15 resulted in lower CO and HC, but increased NOX, as expected for non-feedback-controlled carbureted engines with increased oxygen in the fuel. Fuel consumption also increased with E15 compared with E0. Throughout testing, poor starting characteristics were exhibited on E15 fuel for hot re-start and cold-start. Cranking time to start and smooth idle was roughly doubled compared with typical E0 operation. The carburetor was factory-set for lean operation to ensure emissions compliance. Test protocols did not include carburetor adjustment to account for increased oxygen in the E15 fuel.

  18. Effect of Intake Air Filter Condition on Vehicle Fuel Economy

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    Norman, Kevin M [ORNL; Huff, Shean P [ORNL; West, Brian H [ORNL


    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly maintain a fuel economy website (, which helps fulfill their responsibility under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to provide accurate fuel economy information [in miles per gallon (mpg)] to consumers. The site provides information on EPA fuel economy ratings for passenger cars and light trucks from 1985 to the present and other relevant information related to energy use such as alternative fuels and driving and vehicle maintenance tips. In recent years, fluctuations in the price of crude oil and corresponding fluctuations in the price of gasoline and diesel fuels have renewed interest in vehicle fuel economy in the United States. (User sessions on the fuel economy website exceeded 20 million in 2008 compared to less than 5 million in 2004 and less than 1 million in 2001.) As a result of this renewed interest and the age of some of the references cited in the tips section of the website, DOE authorized the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center (FEERC) to initiate studies to validate and improve these tips. This report documents a study aimed specifically at the effect of engine air filter condition on fuel economy. The goal of this study was to explore the effects of a clogged air filter on the fuel economy of vehicles operating over prescribed test cycles. Three newer vehicles (a 2007 Buick Lucerne, a 2006 Dodge Charger, and a 2003 Toyota Camry) and an older carbureted vehicle were tested. Results show that clogging the air filter has no significant effect on the fuel economy of the newer vehicles (all fuel injected with closed-loop control and one equipped with MDS). The engine control systems were able to maintain the desired AFR regardless of intake restrictions, and therefore fuel consumption was not increased. The carbureted engine did show a decrease in

  19. Hydrogen engine performance analysis project. Second annual report

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    Adt, Jr., R. R.; Swain, M. R.; Pappas, J. M.


    Progress in a 3 year research program to evaluate the performance and emission characteristics of hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines is reported. Fifteen hydrogen engine configurations will be subjected to performance and emissions characterization tests. During the first two years, baseline data for throttled and unthrottled, carburetted and timed hydrogen induction, Pre IVC hydrogen-fueled engine configurations, with and without exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and water injection, were obtained. These data, along with descriptions of the test engine and its components, the test apparatus, experimental techniques, experiments performed and the results obtained, are given. Analyses of other hydrogen-engine project data are also presented and compared with the results of the present effort. The unthrottled engine vis-a-vis the throttled engine is found, in general, to exhibit higher brake thermal efficiency. The unthrottled engine also yields lower NO/sub x/ emissions, which were found to be a strong function of fuel-air equivalence ratio. (LCL)

  20. Diesel and gasoline engines VI. Quality injection, fuel mixture, simulation, application, metrology; Diesel- und Benzindirekteinspritzung VI. Einspritzqualitaet, Gemischbildung, Simulation, Applikation, Messtechnik

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    Tschoeke, Helmut (ed.) [Otto-von-Guericke-Univ., Magdeburg (DE). Inst. fuer Mobile Systeme (IMS)


    applications and mobile work machines (Rudolf Menne); (16) Spray requirements and volume requirements at injection systems for spark ignition DI engines for fulfilling future consumption targets and emission targets (Uwe Schaupp); (17) Injection systems for spark ignition engines within the limits of the optimization of particle emissions and CO{sub 2} optimization (Holger Frenzel); (18) Cycle accurate control of the fuel feed and carburetion for low-emission GDI combustion processes (Martin Duerrwaechter); (19) Influence of the spray characteristics of a piezo-A-nozzle on the inflammation at spray guided combustion processes (Tobias Breuninger); (20) Laser optical investigations for carburetion and combustion of alcohols as an alternative fuel during gasoline direct injection (Jan Dyckmans); (21) Influence of injection pressures till to 1,000 bar on the carburetion in a spark ignition engine with direct injection (Stefan Buri); (22) From an automated calibration to self adjustment of the rail pressure regulation of DI spark ignition engines (Claus Kirchner); (23) Future engine control systems for spark ignition engines 2015ff: Requirements and solutions (Roland Herynek); (24) Euro VI particulate limits: Methods of development for GDI engines (Heribert Fuchs).

  1. Propane vehicles : status, challenges, and opportunities.

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    Rood Werpy, M.; Burnham, A.; Bertram, K.; Energy Systems


    Propane as an auto fuel has a high octane value and has key properties required for spark-ignited internal combustion engines. To operate a vehicle on propane as either a dedicated fuel or bi-fuel (i.e., switching between gasoline and propane) vehicle, only a few modifications must be made to the engine. Until recently propane vehicles have commonly used a vapor pressure system that was somewhat similar to a carburetion system, wherein the propane would be vaporized and mixed with combustion air in the intake plenum of the engine. This leads to lower efficiency as more air, rather than fuel, is inducted into the cylinder for combustion (Myers 2009). A newer liquid injection system has become available that injects propane directly into the cylinder, resulting in no mixing penalty because air is not diluted with the gaseous fuel in the intake manifold. Use of a direct propane injection system will improve engine efficiency (Gupta 2009). Other systems include the sequential multi-port fuel injection system and a bi-fuel 'hybrid' sequential propane injection system. Carbureted systems remain in use but mostly for non-road applications. In the United States a closed-loop system is used in after-market conversions. This system incorporates an electronic sensor that provides constant feedback to the fuel controller to allow it to measure precisely the proper air/fuel ratio. A complete conversion system includes a fuel controller, pressure regulator valves, fuel injectors, electronics, fuel tank, and software. A slight power loss is expected in conversion to a vapor pressure system, but power can still be optimized with vehicle modifications of such items as the air/fuel mixture and compression ratios. Cold start issues are eliminated for vapor pressure systems since the air/fuel mixture is gaseous. In light-duty propane vehicles, the fuel tank is typically mounted in the trunk; for medium- and heavy-duty vans and trucks, the tank is located under the body of

  2. Level Recession Of Emissions Release By Motor-And-Tractor Diesel Engines Through The Application Of Water-Fuel Emulsions (United States)

    Ivanov, A.; Chikishev, E.


    The paper is dedicated to a problem of environmental pollution by emissions of hazardous substances with the exhaust gases of internal combustion engines. It is found that application of water-fuel emulsions yields the best results in diesels where production of a qualitative carburetion is the main problem for the organization of working process. During pilot studies the composition of a water-fuel emulsion with the patent held is developed. The developed composition of a water-fuel emulsion provides its stability within 14-18 months depending on mass content of components in it while stability of emulsions’ analogues makes 8-12 months. The mode of operation of pilot unit is described. Methodology and results of pilot study of operation of diesel engine on a water-fuel emulsion are presented. Cutting time of droplet combustion of a water-fuel emulsion improves combustion efficiency and reduces carbon deposition (varnish) on working surfaces. Partial dismantling of the engine after its operating time during 60 engine hours has shown that there is a removal of a carbon deposition in cylinder-piston group which can be observed visually. It is found that for steady operation of the diesel and ensuring decrease in level of emission of hazardous substances the water-fuel emulsion with water concentration of 18-20% is optimal.

  3. LPG gaseous phase electronic port injection on performance, emission and combustion characteristics of Lean Burn SI Engine (United States)

    Bhasker J, Pradeep; E, Porpatham


    Gaseous fuels have always been established as an assuring way to lessen emissions in Spark Ignition engines. In particular, LPG resolved to be an affirmative fuel for SI engines because of their efficient combustion properties, lower emissions and higher knock resistance. This paper investigates performance, emission and combustion characteristics of a microcontroller based electronic LPG gaseous phase port injection system. Experiments were carried out in a single cylinder diesel engine altered to behave as SI engine with LPG as fuel at a compression ratio of 10.5:1. The engine was regulated at 1500 rpm at a throttle position of 20% at diverse equivalence ratios. The test results were compared with that of the carburetion system. The results showed that there was an increase in brake power output and brake thermal efficiency with LPG gas phase injection. There was an appreciable extension in the lean limit of operation and maximum brake power output under lean conditions. LPG injection technique significantly reduces hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions. Also, it extremely enhances the rate of combustion and helps in extending the lean limit of LPG. There was a minimal increase of NOx emissions over the lean operating range due to higher temperature. On the whole it is concluded that port injection of LPG is best suitable in terms of performance and emission for LPG fuelled lean burn SI engine.

  4. Formation of coke in thermal cracking of jet fuel under supercritical conditions

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    Yuhong ZHU; Caixiang YU; Zimu LI; Zhentao MI; Xiangwen ZHANG


    Continuous-flow reactor experiments were carried out to study coke formation from thermal crack-ing of home-made jet fuel RP-3 under supercritical con-ditions. The mechanism and precursor of coke forming were analyzed. The starting cracking temperature of RP-3 fuel was determined to be 471.8℃ by differential scan-ning calorimetry (DSC). Temperature-programmed oxidation and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) characterizations of the stressed tubes showed that there are three different coke species including chemisorbed carbon, amorphous carbon and filamentous coke in the solid deposits. More than 90% of coke deposits are carried away by the supercritical fluid, which has strong capabilities of extraction for coke deposits and their pre-cursors. There were 17.1 wt-% of iron and 11.1 wt-% of chromium found on the coke surface detected by energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) which suggests carbure-tion on alloy. RP-3 fuel and its cracking liquids were analyzed by GC-MS,which showed that the content of alkyl benzene and alkyl naphthalene increased evidently in cracking liquids.

  5. Hydrogen engine performance analysis. First annual report

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    Adt, Jr., R. R.; Swain, M. R.; Pappas, J. M.


    Many problems associated with the design and development of hydrogen-air breathing internal combustion engines for automotive applications have been identified by various domestic and foreign researchers. This project addresses the problems identified in the literature, seeks to evaluate potential solutions to these problems, and will obtain and document a design data-base convering the performance, operational and emissions characteristics essential for making rational decisions regarding the selection and design of prototype hydrogen-fueled, airbreathing engines suitable for manufacture for general automotive use. Information is included on the operation, safety, emission, and cost characteristics of hydrogen engines, the selection of a test engine and testing facilities, and experimental results. Baseline data for throttled and unthrottled, carburetted, hydrogen engine configurations with and without exhaust gas recirculation and water injection are presented. In addition to basic data gathering concerning performance and emissions, the test program conducted was formulated to address in detail the two major problems that must be overcome if hydrogen-fueled engines are to become viable: flashback and comparatively high NO/sub x/ emissions at high loads. In addition, the results of other hydrogen engine investigators were adjusted, using accepted methods, in order to make comparisons with the results of the present study. The comparisons revealed no major conflicts. In fact, with a few exceptions, there was found to be very good agreement between the results of the various studies.


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    Full Text Available In this work a single cylinder two stroke three wheeler SI engine (199.3cc, 6.2 kW and 4500 rpm was used for the test. The engine manifold was altered to run in LPG mode. The gas carburetor was used here to mix the air and LPG thoroughly. Initially the engine was operated with gasoline in carburetor mode for the constant speed of 3000 rpm at different load. Then the engine was operated with LPG mode at the same speed. The performance and emission parameters were compared with gasoline carburetion mode. The maximum brake thermal efficiency with LPG was 22.3% and that with gasoline was 20.3%. The engine could generally operate with lean mixtures with LPG due to its good mixture formation capability. The brake specific fuel consumption decreased for LPG compared to gasoline. The HC and CO levels were lower considerably at LPG mode compared to gasoline operation. High NO and exhaust gas temperature levels were the main problems with LPG.

  7. Chemical characterization of emissions from modern two-stroke mopeds complying with legislative regulation in Europe (EURO-2). (United States)

    Adam, T; Farfaletti, A; Montero, L; Martini, G; Manfredi, U; Larsen, B; Santi, G De; Krasenbrink, A; Astorga, C


    In view of a new amendment to the European legislative regulation on emissions from two-stroke mopeds a study was carried out to comprehensively characterize exhaust gases of mopeds complying current EURO-2 emission standards. Three mopeds with different engine types (carburetor, direct injection, and electronic carburetion system ECS) where investigated by applying two different driving cycles, the legislative cycle ECE47 and the worldwide motorcycle test cycle WMTC. Thereby, particulate matter (PM), regulated compounds, carbonyls, volatile hydrocarbons (VOC), and particle-associated polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) were analyzed and ozone formation potentials (OFP) as well as toxicity equivalents (TEQ) determined. The ECE47 emission factors for almost all species and moped types were much higher in the nonregulated, prior cold phase than in the hot phase, which is considered for legislation. Great differences for the mopeds could be observed for NO(x), VOC, and PM, whereas discrepancies between the driving cycles ECE47 and WMTC were smaller. In addition, a positive influence on exhaust composition caused by technical modifications of the ECS engine was determined. Results indicate that regulation of total hydrocarbons (THC) alone might not be sufficient to regulate PM, especially for direct injection engines. Moreover, recommendations for a revised future test protocol are demonstrated and discussed, whereby the cold phase and the hot phase are taken into account.

  8. Personal exposure to benzene from fuel emissions among commercial fishers: comparison of two-stroke, four-stroke and diesel engines. (United States)

    Kirrane, Ellen; Loomis, Dana; Egeghy, Peter; Nylander-French, Leena


    Commercial fishers are exposed to unburned hydrocarbon vapors and combustion products present in the emissions from their boat engines. The objective of this study was to measure personal exposure to benzene as a marker of fuel exposure, and to predict exposure levels across categories of carbureted two-stroke, four-stroke and diesel engines. A self-monitoring approach, employing passive monitors, was used to obtain measurements of personal exposure to benzene over time. Mixed-effect linear regression models were used to predict exposure levels, identify significant effects and determine restricted maximum likelihood estimates for within- and between-person variance components. Significant fixed effects for engine type and refueling a car or truck were identified. After controlling for refueling, predicted benzene exposure levels to fishers on boats equipped with two-stroke, four-stroke and diesel engines were 58.4, 38.9 and 15.7 microg/m3, respectively. The logged within-person variance component was 1.43, larger than the between-person variance component of 1.13, indicating that the total variation may be attributable to monitor placement, environmental conditions and other factors that change over time as well as differences between individual work practices. The health consequences of exposure to marine engine emissions are not known. The predicted levels are well below those at which health effects have been attributed, however.

  9. Performance of thin-ceramic-coated combustion chamber with gasoline and methanol as fuels in a two-stroke SI engine (United States)

    Poola, Ramesh B.; Nagalingam, B.; Gopalakrishnan, K. V.

    The performance of a conventional, carbureted, two-stroke spark-ignition (SI) engine can be improved by providing moderate thermal insulation in the combustion chamber. This will help to improve the vaporization characteristics in particular at part load and medium loads with gasoline fuel and high-latent-heat fuels such as methanol. In the present investigation, the combustion chamber surface was coated with a 0.5-mm thickness of partially stabilized zirconia, and experiments were carried out in a single-cylinder, two-stroke SI engine with gasoline and methanol as fuels. Test results indicate that with gasoline as a fuel, the thin ceramic-coated combustion chamber improves the part load to medium load operation considerably, but it affects the performance at higher speeds and at higher loads to the extent of knock and loss of brake power by about 18%. However, with methanol as a fuel, the performance is better under most of the operating range and free from knock. Carbon monoxide (CO) emissions are significantly reduced, by about 3 to 4% volume, for both gasoline and methanol fuels due to relatively lean operation and more complete combustion. NO(x) emissions were not measured. The results show that moderate thermal insulation of the two-stroke SI engine's combustion chamber is better suited to methanol fuel with respect to thermal efficiency, CO emissions, and knock-free operation compared to gasoline fuel.

  10. Experimental evaluation of the effect of compression ratio on performance and emission of SI engine fuelled with gasoline and n-butanol blend at different loads

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    Full Text Available Never ending demand for efficient and less polluting engines have always inspired newer technologies. Extensive study has been done on variable compression ratio, a promising in-cylinder technology, in the recent past. The present work is an experimental investigation to examine the variation of different parameters such as brake thermal efficiency, exhaust gas temperature and emissions with respect to change in compression ratio in a single-cylinder carbureted SI engine at different loads with two different fuels. Experiments were conducted at three different compression ratios (CR = 7:1, 8.5:1 and 10:1. The fuels used in this study are pure gasoline and 20% n-butanol blend (B20 in gasoline. The results showed that brake thermal efficiency increases with CR at all loads. Further, the experimental results showed the scope of improving the part-load efficiency of SI engine by adopting the concept of variable compression ratio (VCR technology, especially when fuels with better anti-knock characteristics are used. The uncertainty analysis of the experiments based on the specifications of the equipment used is also tabulated.

  11. Direct Fuel Injection of LPG in Small Two-Stroke Engines

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    Yew Heng Teoh


    Full Text Available The commonly used carburetted two-stroke engines in developing countries have high exhaust emission and poor fuel efficiency. To meet more rigid emissions requirements, two-stroke vehicles are typically phase out in favour of four-stroke engines. The problems of ubiquitous legacy two-stroke vehicles remain unsolved by these measures and they are likely to be a major source of transport for many years to come. A number of technologies are available for solving the problems associated with two-stroke engines such as catalytic after-treatment and direct fuel injection (DI. However, these solutions are relatively high cost and have shown only slow market acceptance for applications in developing countries. Research in recent years has demonstrated that direct fuel injection is a well developed and readily deployable solution to existing two-stroke engines. Gaseous fuels such as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG are considered a promising energy source and in many countries provide fuel cost savings. LPG coupled with DI two-stroke technologies, is expected to be clean and cost effective retrofit solution for two-stroke engines. In this research project, direct injection (DI of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG is introduced and tested on a typical two-stroke engine. Results of in cylinder combustion pressure translated to fuel mass fraction burned, engine performance and exhaust emissions are taken and compared for various injection timings from premixed (early injection to fully direct injection mode (late injection. Results show that DI of LPG effectively reduces exhaust hydrocarbon and can substantially improve the fuel economy of two-stroke engines.

  12. Devices to improve the performance of a conventional two-stroke spark ignition engine (United States)

    Poola, R. B.; Nagalingam, B.; Gopalakrishnan, K. V.


    This paper presents research efforts made in three different phases with the objective of improving the fuel economy of and reducing exhaust emissions from conventional, carbureted, two-stroke spark ignition (SI) engines, which are widely employed in two-wheel transportation in India. A review concerning the existing two-stroke engine technology for this application is included. In the first phase, a new scavenging system was developed and tested to reduce the loss of fresh charge through the exhaust port. In the second phase, the following measures were carried out to improve the combustion process: (1) using an in-cylinder catalyst, such as copper, chromium, and nickel, in the form of coating; (2) providing moderate thermal insulation in the combustion chamber, either by depositing thin ceramic material or by metal inserts; (3) developing a high-energy ignition system; and (4) employing high-octane fuel, such as methanol, ethanol, eucalyptus oil, and orange oil, as a blending agent with gasoline. Based on the effectiveness of the above measures, an optimized design was developed in the final phase to achieve improved performance. Test results indicate that with an optimized two-stroke SI engine, the maximum percentage improvement in brake thermal efficiency is about 31%, together with a reduction of 3400 ppm in hydrocarbons (HC) and 3% by volume of carbon monoxide (CO) emissions over the normal engine (at 3 kW, 3000 rpm). Higher cylinder peak pressures (3-5 bar), lower ignition delay (2-4 degrees CA), and shorter combustion duration (4-10 degrees CA) are obtained. The knock-limited power output is also enhanced by 12.7% at a high compression ratio (CR) of 9:1. The proposed modifications in the optimized design are simple, low-cost, and easy to adopt for both production and existing engines.

  13. Improving the performance and fuel consumption of dual chamber stratified charge spark ignition engines

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    Sorenson, S.C.; Pan, S.S.; Bruckbauer, J.J.; Gehrke, G.R.


    A combined experimental and theoretical investigation of the nature of the combustion processes in a dual chamber stratified charge spark ignition engine is described. This work concentrated on understanding the mixing process in the main chamber gases. A specially constructed single cylinder engine was used to both conduct experiments to study mixing effects and to obtain experimental data for the validation of the computer model which was constructed in the theoretical portion of the study. The test procedures are described. Studies were conducted on the effect of fuel injection timing on performance and emissions using the combination of orifice size and prechamber to main chamber flow rate ratio which gave the best overall compromise between emissions and performance. In general, fuel injection gave slightly higher oxides of nitrogen, but considerably lower hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions than the carbureted form of the engine. Experiments with engine intake port redesign to promote swirl mixing indicated a substantial increase in the power output from the engine and, that an equivalent power levels, the nitric oxide emissions are approximately 30% lower with swirl in the main chamber than without swirl. The development of a computer simulation of the combustion process showed that a one-dimensional combustion model can be used to accurately predict trends in engine operation conditions and nitric oxide emissions even though the actual flame in the engine is not completely one-dimensional, and that a simple model for mixing of the main chamber and prechamber intake gases at the start of compression proved adequate to explain the effects of swirl, ignition timing, overall fuel air ratio, volumetric efficiency, and variations in prechamber air fuel ratio and fuel rate percentage on engine power and nitric oxide emissions. (LCL)

  14. Potential of a range extender concept for inner city scooters. An alternative to pure electric mobility?; Potenzial eines REX Konzeptes fuer Stadtscooter. Eine Alternative zur rein elektrischen Mobilitaet?

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    Kirchberger, Roland; Schacht, Hans-Juergen; Eichlseder, Helmut [Technische Univ. Graz (Austria). Inst. fuer Verbrennungskraftmaschinen und Thermodynamik


    Nowadays the scooter market class L1e (<50cm{sup 3}, speed limited to 45km/h) is dominated by low-cost two-stroke carburetted engines. With the implementation of the new EURO 3 regulation, obligatory for new type approval by 2014 and for all newly licenced types by 2015, the market will suffer the loss of these low cost vehicles due to the requested durability of exhaust gas after treatment systems. More complex drive units, like lambda controlled 4-stroke engines or 2-stroke engines with direct injection will have to follow. Pure electric scooters pose a further possibility to fill the resulting gap. A significant cost increase is common to all of these approaches. Necessary additional system components will cause the increase for ICE variants, whereas battery costs are responsible for the electric variant. The goal is to find an alternative to be able to comply with the requirements of emission legislation and to keep the product price as low as possible at the same time. A technological comparison of different approaches revealed the serial hybrid variant as most promising. The evaluated system and the derived concept consist of a combination of an electric scooter with a halved battery size (cost reduction) and a Range Extender with the possibility to extend, if necessary, the range to the standard of conventional ICE variants. This alternative is able to offer electro-mobility and therewith local zero emissions without the immanent ''range anxiety'' usually caused by pure electric vehicles [8]. Having defined the system layout as plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle (PHEV) and checked the characteristics of single components in numerous preliminary investigations, a longitudinal backward simulation was carried out. It permits the testing of different operational strategies in combination with a subsequent evaluation of the fuel consumption reduction potential [16]. A packaging analysis could verify the constructive feasibility. Finally, the

  15. Gasoline-Related Compounds in Lakes Mead and Mohave, Nevada, 2004-06 (United States)

    Lico, Michael S.; Johnson, B. Thomas


    The distribution of man-made organic compounds, specifically gasoline-derived compounds, was investigated from 2004 to 2006 in Lakes Mead and Mohave and one of its tributary streams, Las Vegas Wash. Compounds contained in raw gasoline (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes; also known as BTEX compounds) and those produced during combustion of gasoline (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon compounds; also known as PAH compounds) were detected at every site sampled in Lakes Mead and Mohave. Water-quality analyses of samples collected during 2004-06 indicate that motorized watercraft are the major source of these organic compounds to the lakes. Concentrations of BTEX increase as the boating season progresses and decrease to less than detectable levels during the winter when few boats are on the water. Volatilization and microbial degradation most likely are the primary removal mechanisms for BTEX compounds in the lakes. Concentrations of BTEX compounds were highest at sampling points near marinas or popular launching areas. Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) was detected during 2004 but concentrations decreased to less than the detection level during the latter part of the study; most likely due to the removal of MTBE from gasoline purchased in California. Distribution of PAH compounds was similar to that of BTEX compounds, in that, concentrations were highest at popular boating areas and lowest in areas where fewer boats traveled. PAH concentrations were highest at Katherine Landing and North Telephone Cove in Lake Mohave where many personal watercraft with carbureted two-stroke engines ply the waters. Lake-bottom sediment is not a sink for PAH as indicated by the low concentrations detected in sediment samples from both lakes. PAH compounds most likely are removed from the lakes by photochemical degradation. PAH compounds in Las Vegas Wash, which drains the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area, were present in relatively high concentrations in sediment from the upstream

  16. Efeito do CO2 e etileno no período de dormência de minitubérculos de batata cv. Macaca Effect of CO2 and ethylene on the dormancy period of potato cv. Macaca minitubers

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito do CO2 e etileno no período de dormência de minitubérculos de batata da cultivar Macaca produzidos em telado durante duas safras. Imediatamente após a colheita, os minitubérculos foram submetidos aos tratamentos de abafamento com etileno (1000 mL L-1 por 72 h; CO2 (20% por 72 h; carbureto de cálcio (200 g m-3 por 72 h; e 1-metilciclopropeno (1-MCP (1mL L-1 por 24 h (apenas na safrinha; e imersão em solução de ethephon (840 mg L-1 por 5 s. A testemunha não recebeu nenhum tratamento. O delineamento experimental foi um fatorial (safras x tratamentos no inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições de 15 minitubérculos. Em intervalos semanais foram avaliadas a respiração e a produção de etileno. A cada 15 dias avaliou-se o número de brotos e a percentagem de tubérculos brotados, calculando-se a área abaixo da curva de progressão. Os minitubérculos produzidos durante a safra, comparados com os da safrinha, apresentaram menor período de dormência e aumentaram a taxa respiratória durante o período de armazenamento, claramente relacionados com a brotação dos minitubérculos. O CO2 e etileno não promoveram o encurtamento, enquanto que o 1-MCP prolongou o período de dormência de minitubérculos de batata cv. Macaca.The effect of CO2 and ethylene treatments were evaluated on the dormancy period of 'Macaca' minitubers produced in greenhouse during two growing seasons. Minitubers were treated soon after harvesting. The treatments were suffocation with ethylene (1000 mL L-1 during 72 h; CO2 (20 % during 72 h; calcium carburet (200 g m-3 during 72 h; and 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP (1 mL L-1 during 24 h (only for second season; and immersion with 2-cloroetil fosfonic acid (840 mg L-1 during 5 s. Control minitubers did not receive any treatment. The experiment was a factorial (seasons x treatments in a randomized design, with four replications of 15 minitubers. Respiration and ethylene production were

  17. 关节镜下射频松解术治疗成人先天性肌性斜颈%Treatment of adult congenital muscular torticollis with radiofrequency carburation under arthroscope

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    刘玉杰; 王俊良; 王志刚; 魏民; 李众利; 朱娟丽; 蔡胥


    目的 探讨局麻关节镜下胸锁乳突肌松解治疗先天性肌性斜颈的疗效.方法 局麻关节镜下射频胸锁乳突肌松解术治疗先天性肌性斜颈26例.右侧14例,左侧12例.男11例,女15例,年龄平均22岁.术前标记胸锁乳突肌、锁骨和手术切口.局部浸润麻醉后,在胸锁关节以远10cm,分别作2个5 mm的皮肤切口,沿锁骨中1/3的表面钝性分离出3 cm×5 cm的工作腔隙.置入关节镜和双极射频,紧贴锁骨表面气化切割胸锁乳突肌的胸骨头和锁骨头附着部分.结果 术后随访平均25个月(15~71个月)根据术后颈部活动度、颜面部畸形改善情况、头颈倾斜度和主观感觉满意度评分,优19例,良7例.患者颜面畸形均明显矫正,无瘢痕、复发、复视、血肿及血管神经损伤,疗效满意.结论 局麻关节镜下胸锁乳突肌松解术治疗成人肌性斜颈方法可行,创伤小、操作简便、疗效好、有利于美容.%Objective To evaluate the efficacy of sternoclidomastoideus radiofrequency carburation with local anesthesia under arthroscope for the treatment of congenital muscular torticollis in adults. Methods Twenty-six cases of congenital muscular torticollis were treated by radiofrequency carburetion with local anesthesia under arthroscope. The right side was in 14 patients and left in 12. There were 11 males and 15 females with an average age of 22 years old. Sternoclidomastoideus and clavicula were pre-operatively marked. Through an artificial lacouna, arthroscope and radiofrequency probe were inserted. Results The mean follow-up period was 25 months (range: 15-71 ). According to the motion deficits, craniofacial asymmetry, head tilt and subjective assessment,there were 19 excellent and 7 fair outcomes. Most patients showed a marked improvement in neck motion and head tilt with satisfactory functional and cosmetic outcomes. There was no nerve or vascular injury, no recurrence, infection and scar. The overall efficacy was

  18. Evaluating the effect of methanol-unleaded gasoline blends on SI engine performance

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    B Sabahi


    Full Text Available Introduction: Today, all kinds of vehicle engines work with fossil fuels. The limited fossil fuel resources and the negative effects of their consumption on the environment have led researchers to focus on clean, renewable and sustainable energy systems. In all of the fuels being considered as an alternativefor gasoline, methanol is one of the more promising ones and it has experienced major research and development. Methanol can be obtained from many sources, both fossil and renewable; these include coal, natural gas, food industry and municipal waste, wood and agricultural waste. In this study, the effect of using methanol–unleaded gasoline blends on engine performance characteristics has been experimentally investigated. The main objective of the study was to determine engine performance parameters using unleaded gasoline and methanol-unleaded gasoline blends at various engine speeds and loads, and finally achieving an optimal blend of unleaded gasoline and methanol. Materials and Methods: The experimental apparatus consists of an engine test bed with a hydraulic dynamometer which is coupled with a four cylinder, four-stroke, spark ignition engine that is equipped with the carbureted fuel system. The engine has a cylinder bore of 81.5 mm, a stroke of 82.5 mm, and a compression ratio of 7.5:1 with maximum power output of 41.8 kW. The engine speed was monitored continuously by a tachometer, and the engine torque was measured with a hydraulic dynamometer. Fuel consumption was measured by using a calibrated burette (50cc and a stopwatch with an accuracy of 0.01s. In all tests, the cooling water temperature was kept at 82±3˚C. The test room temperature was kept at 29±3˚C during performing the tests. The experiments were performed with three replications. The factors in the experiments were four methanol- unleaded gasoline blends (M0, M10, M20 and M30 and six engine speeds (2000, 2500. 3000, 3500, 4000 and 4500 rpm. Methanol with a purity of