The Performance of a Peroxide-Based Cetane Improvement Additive in Different Diesel Fuels 942019
The implementation of stringent diesel engine emissions regulations is growing worldwide. The use of high cetane diesel fuels is a cost-effective option that can be used to reduce engine emissions.
A direct comparison of heavy-duty diesel engine emissions for three different low sulfur diesel fuels treated with di-t-butyl peroxide and 2-ethylhexyl nitrate, at the same cetane level, were evaluated. Both the peroxide and the nitrate cetane improvement additive significantly reduced all regulated and unregulated emissions including the oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emission. Di-t-butyl peroxide shows a small advantage over ethylhexyl nitrate in reducing NOx in all the three fuels. Compatibility of the peroxide and the nitrate additives, when mixed in a fuel blend, has been demonstrated by cetane response and engine emissions for the fuel blend.
Citation: Nandi, M., Jacobs, D., Liotta, F., and Kesling, H., "The Performance of a Peroxide-Based Cetane Improvement Additive in Different Diesel Fuels," SAE Technical Paper 942019, 1994, https://doi.org/10.4271/942019. Download Citation
Manish K. Nandi, David C. Jacobs, Frank J. Liotta, H. S. Kesling
ARCO Chemical Co.
International Fuels & Lubricants Meeting & Exposition
Diesel Fuel: Additives and Performance-SP-1056, SAE 1994 Transactions: Journal of Fuels and Lubricants-V103-4