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Experimental Investigation of Using Fuel Additives - Alcohol

Author(s): S.M. Fayyad

Journal: Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology
ISSN 2040-7459

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 164;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Ethanol | engine performance | fuel additives | gasoline fuel octane number

This research presents an investigation of the effects of ethanol addition to low octane numbergasoline, on the fuel octane number and on the performance of the engine. In this study, the tested gasoline(octane number = 90) is blended with five different percentages of ethanol, namely 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15% onvolume basis. Then these fuel blends, as well as the base gasoline fuel, w ere burnt in the tested engine. It isfound that the octane number of gasoline increases continuously and linearly with increasing the ethanolpercentage in gasoline. Hence, ethanol is an effective compound for increasing the value of the octane numberof gasoline. Also, it is also noticed that the best performance of the engine was obtained when 15% of ethanolwas used in the gasoline blend.

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