Influence of Multiple Injection Strategies on Performance and Emissions for Methanol PPC operation in a Heavy-Duty CI Engine
There is growing global interest in using renewable alcohols to reduce the greenhouse gases and the reliance on conventional fossil fuels. Recent studies show that methanol combined with Partially Premixed Combustion (PPC) provides clear performance and emission benefits compared to conventional diesel diffusion combustion. Nonetheless, a narrow operating window with simultaneously low NOx and HC emissions can be stated as the main PPC drawback in light load conditions when a single injection strategy is used. Thus, the present experimental study has been carried out to investigate the influence of multiple injection strategies on the performance and emissions with methanol fuel in partially premixed combustion. Specifically, the main objective is to improve the NOx-HC trade-off, as well as the gross indicated efficiency (GIE) compared to single injection strategy results.