Effects of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as Renewable Diesel Fuel on Combustion and Exhaust Emissions in Diesel Engine
The effects of Hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) on combustion and emission characteristics in a diesel engine were investigated by using spray analyzer, engine dynamometer and vehicle tests. Spray analysis showed that spray characteristics was virtually the same for HVO and diesel. From the results of the engine dynamometer and the vehicle tests, it was found that the high cetane number and the zero aromatics of HVO could reduce in HC and PM emissions. Moreover, as a result of optimized engine calcification, HVO is capable of improving partial fuel consumption and full-load torque. These results indicate that HVO has beneficial fuel characteristics for diesel engine.