28 Dec '13, 7pm

Nanoparticle-modified diesel reduces specific fuel consumption by 7%

Nanoparticle-modified diesel reduces specific fuel consumption by 7% 28 December 2013 In a study in the journal Fuel , researchers in India report that diesel modified with nanoparticles of aluminum (Al), iron (Fe) or boron (B) reduced specific fuel consumption by up to 7% compared with standard diesel. These “nano-fuels” showed reduced ignition delay, and longer flame sustenance. Emissions of CO and hydrocarbons were reduced, however NOx marginally increased. To study burning characteristics, engine performance and emission parameters, the team formulated the test fuels by sonicating nanoparticles of aluminum (A1), iron (F1) and boron (B1) in base diesel for use in a single-cylinder Compression Ignition (CI) engine. These fuels showed reduced ignition delay, longer flame sustenance and agglomerate ignition. Study of engine performance at higher loads revealed drop in peak...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2013/12/20131228-nanofuel...

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