Making best use of biofuels - understanding the interactions between alcohol and hydrocarbon fuels in engine combustion
Grant number: DP140100846 | Funding period: 2014 - 2017
Biofuels are increasingly used as blending components for transport fuels. Biofuels possess much different chemical structures from conventional fuels, and can therefore interact with hydrocarbon fuels during engine combustion processes and consequently affect engine efficiency and emissions. This project aims to investigate the chemical interactions between representative compounds of biofuels (ethanol) and fossil fuels (n-heptane, iso-octane and toluene) during engine autoignition processes. The outcomes will fill a significant gap in our understanding for biofuel combustion chemistry, essential for building predictive combustion models, and will guide the best use of the precious Australi..View full description
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Optimal octane number correlations for mixtures of toluene reference fuels (TRFs) and ethanol
Hao Yuan, Yi Yang, Michael J Brear, Tien Mun Foong, James E Anderson
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