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Influence of water/diesel emulsified fuel on diesel engine characteristics

ABSTRACT
The paper deals with water/diesel emulsion effects on injection and combustion characteristics of a bus diesel engine. The influences of water content in water/diesel emulsion are investigated by numerical simulation. Higher content of water in water/diesel emulsion increases the injection pressure and decreases the in-cylinder gas pressure, in-cylinder gas temperature, and rate of heat release; this leads to lower engine torque and power. The obtained results indicate a possibility of essential reduction of NOx and soot emissions by increasing water content.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2019-02-22
PAPER REVISED: 2019-07-29
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2019-07-29
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2019-09-15
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI190222319K
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