Feasibility of using less viscous and lower cetane (LVLC) fuels in a diesel engine: A review

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/594259
Title:
Feasibility of using less viscous and lower cetane (LVLC) fuels in a diesel engine: A review
Authors:
Vallinayagam, R.; Vedharaj, S.; Yang, W. M.; Roberts, William L. ( 0000-0003-1999-2831 ) ; Dibble, Robert W. ( 0000-0002-4002-9356 )
Abstract:
This review work focuses on biofuels with lower viscosity and cetane number and their mode of operation in a diesel engine. Though there were a number of review works describing the production, characterization and utilization of biodiesel, synthesized from vegetable oils, a comprehensive summary on other category of biofuels endowed with lower viscosity and cetane number has not come to light so far. In this backdrop, this review work would bring forth the existence of biofuels having lower viscosity and cetane number, classify them under one category and elucidate their operational feasibility in a diesel engine. Considerably, alcohol based fuels such as methanol, ethanol and butanol, and plant based light biofuels such as eucalyptus oil and pine oil have been chosen and classified as LVLC (less viscous and lower cetane) fuels in the current work. Besides describing the operation feasibility of these fuels, an extensive exploration of their physical, thermal and critical properties as well as their compositional attributes has been made. Despite their distinct properties, these fuels have found use in diesel engine by various strategies and apparently, they could be used in blends with diesel/biodiesel, dual fuel mode and as sole fuel. In this regard, herein, a detailed summary on operation of these fuels in the reported three different modes is clearly explained and their engine characteristics such as performance, combustion and emission are briefed. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
KAUST Department:
Clean Combustion Research Center
Citation:
Vallinayagam R, Vedharaj S, Yang WM, Roberts WL, Dibble RW (2015) Feasibility of using less viscous and lower cetane (LVLC) fuels in a diesel engine: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 51: 1166–1190. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.042.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Issue Date:
Nov-2015
DOI:
10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.042
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1364-0321
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Articles; Clean Combustion Research Center

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dc.contributor.authorVallinayagam, R.en
dc.contributor.authorVedharaj, S.en
dc.contributor.authorYang, W. M.en
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, William L.en
dc.contributor.authorDibble, Robert W.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T14:44:35Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T14:44:35Zen
dc.date.issued2015-11en
dc.identifier.citationVallinayagam R, Vedharaj S, Yang WM, Roberts WL, Dibble RW (2015) Feasibility of using less viscous and lower cetane (LVLC) fuels in a diesel engine: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 51: 1166–1190. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.042.en
dc.identifier.issn1364-0321en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.042en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/594259en
dc.description.abstractThis review work focuses on biofuels with lower viscosity and cetane number and their mode of operation in a diesel engine. Though there were a number of review works describing the production, characterization and utilization of biodiesel, synthesized from vegetable oils, a comprehensive summary on other category of biofuels endowed with lower viscosity and cetane number has not come to light so far. In this backdrop, this review work would bring forth the existence of biofuels having lower viscosity and cetane number, classify them under one category and elucidate their operational feasibility in a diesel engine. Considerably, alcohol based fuels such as methanol, ethanol and butanol, and plant based light biofuels such as eucalyptus oil and pine oil have been chosen and classified as LVLC (less viscous and lower cetane) fuels in the current work. Besides describing the operation feasibility of these fuels, an extensive exploration of their physical, thermal and critical properties as well as their compositional attributes has been made. Despite their distinct properties, these fuels have found use in diesel engine by various strategies and apparently, they could be used in blends with diesel/biodiesel, dual fuel mode and as sole fuel. In this regard, herein, a detailed summary on operation of these fuels in the reported three different modes is clearly explained and their engine characteristics such as performance, combustion and emission are briefed. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectBiofuelsen
dc.subjectCombustionen
dc.subjectDiesel engineen
dc.subjectEmissionen
dc.subjectLess viscous and lower cetane (LVLC) fuelsen
dc.titleFeasibility of using less viscous and lower cetane (LVLC) fuels in a diesel engine: A reviewen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentClean Combustion Research Centeren
dc.identifier.journalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviewsen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singaporeen
kaust.authorVallinayagam, R.en
kaust.authorVedharaj, S.en
kaust.authorRoberts, William L.en
kaust.authorDibble, Robert W.en
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