Methanol: Pure Diesel Fuel In Automotive

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Methanol as a biofuel is an environmental friendly substitute to pure diesel and can be obtained from biomasses. Use of biofuels such as methanol for combustion process is associated with positive environmental impacts. Using pure methanol or blended with diesel fuel in automotive has been proposed by researchers. In this paper, methanol was injected into combustion chamber of a ISM 370 HD diesel engine and exhaust emissions of this engine which took advantage of pure methanol were evaluated by using AVL FIRE CFD code software at four engine speeds (1200, 1400, 1600 and 1800 rpm). Additionally, influences of EGR mass fraction and various injection timings were investigated. For validation of simulation, in-cylinder mean pressure and rate of
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