3rd Year Seminar ReportOn ALCOHOL AS AN ALTERNATIVE FUEL IN I.C ENGINES Undertaken by: MITHUN SARKAR Roll No IC engines because of their high octane rating, burning velocities, and wider Appendix A. Both acts are mandating the procurement of alternative fuel vehicles. Alcohols have been used as a fuel. The first four aliphatic alcohols are of interest as fuels . into its main agenda. Alcohol fuels had become part of five main alternative fuels: Two of which were alcohols; methanol and ethanol.

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The United States alternativs the end of was producing Balabin ; et al. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Prior to fermentation, some crops require saccharification or hydrolysis of carbohydrates such as cellulose and starch into sugars. It has poor cold weather starting characteristics due to low vapor pressure and evaporation. Archived from the original alcohhol 29 September With equal thermal efficiency and similar engine output usage, twice as much fuel would have to be purchased, and he distance which could be driven with a given fuel tank volume would be cut in half.

The bottom line here, though, is that the E10 standard has been around since the s, and automobile manufacturers have had to address these issues even with a low ethanol alcohkl.

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Closed carbon dioxide greenhouse fuuel cycle for biofuels. However, problems with cold start and WOT, which are open loop modes, could then be expected to occur if the fuel phase-separates.

University of Minnesota researchers report that if all corn grown in the U. Retrieved 5 October Thus, the spark must fire sometime before the piston is in the optimum position. The engine can switch from dual fuel to diesel fuel operation and vice-versa by disconnection and connection of the alcohol source to the injector. Using methanol as a fuel in spark ignition engines can offer an increased thermal efficiency and increased power output as compared to gasoline due to its high octane rating and high heat of vaporisation.


Currently, research on improving ethanol yields from each unit of corn is underway using biotechnology. The concentration of each gas is measured relative to the sample taken continuously and digitally. Ethanol is also produced ab from ethylene by hydration of the double bond in the presence of a catalyst and high temperature.

The Clean Air Act requires the addition of oxygenates to reduce carbon monoxide emissions in the United States. During a cold start pure jn is injected to avoid starting problems at low temperatures. Once ablaze, the flames give out very little light making it very hard to see the fire or even estimate its size, especially in bright daylight. Halide ions increase corrosion in two ways: One drawback to FFVs is i.c.engones they do experience a slight sn in mileage performance. About project SlidePlayer Terms of Service.

It is claimed the process can produce 6, U. Direct cylinder injection raises the already high octane rating of ethanol up to an effective An overly rich mixture will not burn all of the fuel and will therefore be inefficient.

Factors causing combustion az such as high i.cengines heats of vaporization could be responsible for the increased CO production. The value that the ECU uses to pulse the fuel injectors is known as the fuel trim.


Use as internal combustion engine fuel Both methanol and ethanol burn at lower temperatures than gasoline, and both are less volatile, making engine starting in cold weather more difficult. It provides this information to the onboard computer, which then adjusts the engine to maximize efficiency and performance.


For the ethanol to be usable as a fuel, the yeast solids and the majority of the water must be removed. Ethanol is commonly produced from biological material through fermentation processes. Evaporation of ethanol in the intake air fumigation case lowers the intake mixture.

An engine that has been running on gasoline for a long time say 40, miles or more may have a varnish of gasoline impurities coating the fuel system components. Archived from the original on 25 June Archived from the original PDF on 23 April Energy portal Renewable energy portal Sustainable development portal.

More fuel can be burned with the same amount of air. However, since propanol is harder to produce than methanol biologically OR from oilmethanol-utilising fuel cells are preferred over those that utilise propanol.

The principle reason for blending some gasoline into ethanol for flex fuel vehicles is to improve starting in cold weather. The normal operation mode occurs when the engine is warmed up and the car is driven normally. Ethanol is hygroscopicmeaning it absorbs water vapor directly from the atmosphere.

Since i.c.enhines obtained nozzle flow rate was relatively high, the produced ethanol jet was allowed to hit a partition in order to get ethanol. Modern automobile engines differ somewhat in how the ignition timing is controlled. During ethanol fermentationglucose and other sugars in the corn or sugarcane or other crops are converted into ethanol and carbon dioxide.

This would be useful because butanol has a higher energy density than ethanol, and because waste fibre left over from sugar crops used to make ethanol could be made into butanol, raising the alcohol yield of fuel crops without there being a need for more crops to be planted.