Use of Ethanol along with Biodiesel in Diesel and Jet Fuels on a Stationary Diesel Engine 2005-01-3676
The present paper is an effort to evaluate ethanol in diesel fuel and its main alternatives. The fuels used were an ultra low sulfur diesel fuel containing 15% by volume gas-to-liquid (GTL), JP-5 and JP-8 fuels produced in Greece and biodiesel produced from animal fats. The fuels were tested for compliance to the respective specifications at the Fuels Laboratory of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). The test fuel matrix consisted of blends of 5-15 % by volume ethanol with diesel, JP-5, JP-8 and with mixtures of the above with 5% by volume biodiesel. The test fuels were used in a stationary single-cylinder diesel engine with indirect injection, in order to evaluate their performance and emissions under various loads.