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Article Number - 93F81572816


Vol.1(2), pp. 37-40 , June 2010

ISSN: 2141-2677


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Experimental study on the effects of kerosene-doped gasoline on gasoline-powered engine performance characteristics


O. Obodeh* and N. C. Akhere




Mechanical Engineering Department, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria


Email: [email protected]






 Published: 30 June 2010

Copyright © 2010 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
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This investigation was carried out to study the engine-out emissions from a four-stroke, four-cylinder, water-cooled spark ignition (SI) engine with kerosene blended gasoline with different proportions of kerosene ranging from 0 - 50% by volume in step of 10%. Gaseous exhaust emissions were measured with the aid of pocket gas TM-portable gas analyzer. The experimental results showed that the engine-out emissions increase with increase concentration of kerosene in the blend. The analyses gave increase ranging from 21.7 - 53% for carbon monoxide (CO), 23.4 - 57.1% for unburnt hydrocarbon (HC) and 2.4 - 8.2% for particulate matter (PM). The experiment also showed increase in specific fuel consumption (SFC) for all load conditions ranging form 34 - 36%. Measures needed to reduce fuel adulteration were suggested. The measures encompass effective monitoring mechanism and enforcement of heavy penalty on sale of adulterated fuels.

 

Key words: Kerosene-gasoline blend, gasoline engine, engine-out emissions.


APA (2010). Experimental study on the effects of kerosene-doped gasoline on gasoline-powered engine performance characteristics. Journal of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, 1(2), 37-40.
Chicago O. Obodeh and N. C. Akhere. "Experimental study on the effects of kerosene-doped gasoline on gasoline-powered engine performance characteristics." Journal of Petroleum and Gas Engineering 1, no. 2 (2010): 37-40.
MLA O. Obodeh and N. C. Akhere. "Experimental study on the effects of kerosene-doped gasoline on gasoline-powered engine performance characteristics." Journal of Petroleum and Gas Engineering 1.2 (2010): 37-40.
   
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