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GENERATOR GAS AS A FUEL TO POWER A DIESEL ENGINE

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The results of gasification process of dried sewage sludge and use of generator gas as a fuel for dual fuel turbocharged compression ignition engine are presented. The results of gasifying showed that during gasification of sewage sludge is possible to obtain generator gas of a calorific value in the range of 2.15  2.59 MJ/m3. It turned out that the generator gas can be effectively used as a fuel to the compression ignition engine. Because of gas composition, it was possible to run engine with partload conditions. In dual fuel operation the high value of indicated efficiency was achieved equal to 35%, so better than the efficiency of 30% attainable when being fed with 100% liquid fuel. The dual fuel engine version developed within the project can be recommended to be used in practice in a dried sewage sludge gasification plant as a dual fuel engine driving the electric generator loaded with the active electric power limited to 40 kW (which accounts for approx. 50% of its rated power), because it is at this power that the optimal conditions of operation of an engine dual fuel powered by liquid fuel and generator gas are achieved. An additional advantage is the utilization of waste generated in the wastewater treatment plant.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2013-02-28
PAPER REVISED: 2013-04-26
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2013-04-30
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2013-06-01
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI130228063T
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2014, VOLUME 18, ISSUE 1, PAGES [205 - 216]
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