Experimental study of gasoline-ethanol-hydrogen blends combustion in an SI engine


AKANSU S. O. , TANGÖZ S. , KAHRAMAN N. , İlhak M. I. , ACIKGOZ S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, vol.42, no.40, pp.25781-25790, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 40
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.07.014
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.25781-25790

Abstract

This study presents experimental results of engine performance, combustion and emissions in an SI engine fueled by gasoline-ethanol-hydrogen blends. In the experimental studies, engine performance and emission values were analyzed fueled by gasoline, gasoline-ethanol and gasoline-ethanol-hydrogen blends, respectively. When ethanol has been added volumetrically to gasoline 20% of ethanol (G80E20), engine performance and emissions have been worsened. However, the engine performance and emission values have been improved with the adding of hydrogen to blend. The results showed that the addition of hydrogen to the gasoline-ethanol blend improved the combustion process and improved the combustion efficiency, expanded the combustibility range of the gasoline ethanol blend, reduced emissions. But, nitrogen oxide emission values increased with the adding of hydrogen. (C) 2017 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.