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Homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine is a potential solution for reducing air pollution and for satisfying legal limits regarding the emissions from internal combustion engines. The HCCI engines have advantages of lower emissions of NOx and particulate matter, compared to the standard combustion modes, while on the other hand one of the major disadvantages is the difficulty of control of start of combustion, since the start of combustion is highly sensitive to the intake air temperature. Additional advantage of the HCCI engine is the ability to operate with wide range of fuels. In order to demonstrate this potential in this study the HCCI mode of operation is compared to the spark ignition mode of operation. The study aims to compare and characterise two different combustion modes on the same engine with different CR and different fuels at similar operating conditions. For that purpose the engine tests are performed at the same indicated mean effective pressures for the spark ignition and HCCI combustion mode at the same engine speed, while the tests are performed at three different engine speeds and three different loads. The measurements were performed on the experimental set-up that consists of single cylinder Diesel engine modified to enable operation in spark ignition and HCCI modes. The characterisation includes the comparison of in-cylinder pressure, temperature and rate of heat release obtained by spark ignition and homogeneous charge compression ignition combustion mode and presents comparisons of engine efficiencies and of emissions of HC, CO, and NOx.
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