THERMAL SCIENCE

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MIXTURES OF BIOETHANOL AND GASOLINE AS A FUEL FOR SI ENGINES

ABSTRACT
The importance of alternative fuels, especially bioethanol and biodiesel, rises due to the limited oil sources, secure supply, prices changes, and environment pollution. Bioethanol is an alternative fuel which will be important in future, as a fuel produced from different crops and lignocelluloses materials. The quality of bioethanol has significant influence on the characteristics of mixtures with gasoline and engine performance. The investigations were performed with the bioethanol obtained as by-product from sugar industry, which is not denaturated and produced according the requests prescribed by standards for ethanol used in mixtures with gasoline. Main target was to examine the possibility of utilisation of bioethanol obtained as by-product and without additional technologies for purification and additional costs. The results of standard and non-standard investigations and engine tests of bioethanol and gasoline mixtures are presented.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2009-02-25
PAPER REVISED: 2009-03-25
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2009-05-09
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI0903219S
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2009, VOLUME 13, ISSUE 3, PAGES [219 - 228]
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