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Experimental Investigation on the Effect of Adding Di Methyl Carbonate to Gasoline in a SI Engine Performance
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Author(s)
D.Gopinath, E.Ganapathy Sundaram
KEYWORDS
— Oxygenates, Dimethyl Carbonate, SI Engine, HC and CO
ABSTRACT
Di methyl carbonate (DMC) has a lot of good properties to be used as a blend with gasoline. In order to improve the efficiency, combustion stability and emission performance of a spark ignition engine, oxygenated fuel (DMC) is added to a gasoline. In this experimental work, the effect of using I00% gasoline and gasoline-DMC blends (D5, DI0, D15 and D20) on four cylinder engine performance and exhaust emissions were investigated for different engine speeds. The investigation was conducted on a multi cylinder, four stroke spark ignition engine. The emissions were measured using exhaust gas analyzer. The experimental results show that the blending of DMC with gasoline increases the thermal efficiency of engine as compared to I00% gasoline as a fuel. The study also found that decrease of CO and HC with the blending of DMC with gasoline.
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