The effect of adding dimethyl carbonate (DMC) and ethanol to unleaded gasoline on exhaust emission

Lan bin Wen, Chen Ying Xin, Hsueh-Cheng Yang Yang

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Abstract

Oxygen containing additives are usually used to improve gasoline's performance and reduce exhaust emissions. In this study, the effect of oxygen containing additives on gasoline blended fuels on exhaust emissions was investigated for different engine speeds in a single cylinder, four-stroke, spark-ignition engine. The results indicate that CO and HC exhaust emissions are lower with the use of ethanol-gasoline and DMC-gasoline blended fuels as compared to the use of unleaded gasoline. On the other hand, the effect of ethanol-gasoline and DMC-gasoline blended fuels on NOX exhaust emission is insignificant. Using oxygen containing additives can increase fuel consumption as a result of the heating value of the blended fuels being lower than that of unleaded gasoline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-121
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Energy
Volume87
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

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  • Energy(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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