Diesel-Ethanol Fuel Blends for Heavy Duty Diesel Engines - A Study of Performance and Durability 820497
A study of “diesohol” - ethanol blended with diesel fuel - was made for both pre-chamber type and open-chamber type heavy duty diesel engines.
Performance tests were conducted to evaluate changes in power, fuel consumption, smoke and exhaust emissions for diesel fuel and blends of 10% and 20% ethanol. The open-chamber type engine fueled by 20% diesohol was subjected to a 500 hour durability test. Oil deterioration, wear of parts etc. were measured and promising results were found.
Citation: Hashimoto, I., Nakashima, H., Komiyama, K., Maeda, Y. et al., "Diesel-Ethanol Fuel Blends for Heavy Duty Diesel Engines - A Study of Performance and Durability," SAE Technical Paper 820497, 1982, https://doi.org/10.4271/820497. Download Citation
I. Hashimoto, H. Nakashima, K. Komiyama, Y. Maeda, H. Hamaguchi, M. Endo, H. Nishi
Komatsu Ltd, Nippon Mining Co., Ltd, Showa Oil Co