Journal of
Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels

  • Abbreviation: J. Pet. Technol. Altern. Fuels
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2360-8560
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPTAF
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 68

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of hydrogen and gasoline fuel blend on the performance of SI engine

R. K. Tyagi
  • R. K. Tyagi
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University, Noida, India.
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Ravi Ranjan
  • Ravi Ranjan
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University, Noida, India.
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  •  Accepted: 12 November 2013
  •  Published: 30 November 2013

Abstract

This paper presents the effects of introducing hydrogen with gasoline on the engine performance like power, torque and efficiency of spark ignition (SI) engine. Hydrogen is found to be one of the important energy substitutes of the future era. Hydrogen as a renewable energy source provides the potential for a sustainable development, particularly in the automotive and energy storing sector. Hydrogen driven vehicles reduce both local as well as global emissions. By changing the amount of hydrogen percentage with gasoline, the data has been recorded and analyzed to achieve the economical blend percentage of hydrogen and gasoline to obtain the best performance of the SI engine.

Key words: Hydrogen gasoline blend, engine performance, ignition timing, efficiency.