Influence of Methanol Gasoline Blend Fuel on Engine and Catalyst Performance 2009-01-1182
According to China's “oil-poor, gas-litte, coal-rich” structure of energy resources, to promote the development of coal-based methanol fuel as a clean alternative to gasoline and diesel fuel is one of the most realistic options. So the adaptability of methanol gasoline blend fuel used in the gasoline engine and vehilce should be investigated.
Engine load performance, engine out emission, air fuel ratio variation and combustion characteristics were tested in a PFI Euro III gasoline engine using gasoline, M10, M15, M20, M30 as fuel without any modification of the engine. Air fuel ratio, light-off temperature and load characteristics of catalystic conversion coefficient were also investigated. And effects of methanol content on fuel consumption and vehicle out emissions of a Euro - vehicle are analyzed. Test results showed that low blend ratio methanol gasoline blend fuel could adapt to current engines and vehicles, and even has less THC, CO emissions and fuel consumption compared with fueling pure gasoline.