Influence of Emulsified Fuel Properties on the Reduction of BSFC in a Diesel Engine 891841
Micro-explosions and vaporizing behaviors of droplets of various emulsified fuels were investigated to determine the influence of emulsified fuel properties such as water content, water particle size, and viscosity of base fuel on combustion in a diesel engine. The investigation used gas oil, A heavy oil, and B heavy oil mixed with water and evaporated on a hot surface under atmospheric pressure. The influence on the engine performance was also investigated.
It was confirmed that the viscosity of the base fuel, the water content, and the water particle size influenced the droplet evaporation on the hot surface and the occurrence and intensity of micro-explosions. There were remarkable differences in the BSFC for emulsified fuels in or outside the range where micro-explosions occurred on the hot surface.