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Experimental Investigation of using Ethanol Petrol Blends in 2-Stroke SI Engines

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IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Benchmarks in Engineering Science and Technology 2012
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
ICBEST - Number 4
Year of Publication: 2012
Authors:
B. V. Lande
A. B. Tupkar

B V Lande and A B.tupkar. Article: Experimental Investigation of using Ethanol Petrol Blends in 2-Stroke SI Engines. IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Benchmarks in Engineering Science and Technology 2012 ICBEST(4):7-10, October 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {B. V. Lande and A. B.tupkar},
	title = {Article: Experimental Investigation of using Ethanol Petrol Blends in 2-Stroke SI Engines},
	journal = {IJCA Proceedings on International Conference on Benchmarks in Engineering Science and Technology 2012},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {ICBEST},
	number = {4},
	pages = {7-10},
	month = {October},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

India is a developing country with an increasing workforce. A large part of transportation, movement etc depends on SI engines. Even agriculture today is largely dependent on SI engines. However in recent past we have witnessed a rapid increase in petrol prices. This price rise has not only affected commuters but also farmers and industries. Today's fuel research is completely based on finding alternative fuel, however more availability of heat from fuel is not acceptable. It is the ability to transform into mechanical work that matters the most. Meanwhile until some substitute is chalked out, researchers are concentrating on petrol blends (generally alcohol blended). Although a variety of alcohols can be chosen, it has been found that heat from ethanol can be transformed to mechanical work more efficiently. In this paper, facts supporting use of ethanol and petrol blends have been discussed. Results obtained from experimental tests have been discussed too.

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