A study of ethanol low grade as an alternative fuel for small engine

Bambang Sugiarto, Dody Darsono, M. Nurhuda, Ing Wardhana

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Abstract

The availability of non renewable petroleum fuels insists people to make use of alternative energy sources. Currently petroleum dominates the main source of fuel for combustion. Renewable energy is a solution to deal with this issue. One source of renewable energy is bio ethanol. The previous study conducted distillator compact design by utilizing exhaust gases from motor fuels as a primary means of ethanol processing. The goal is to produce viable products into fuel ethanol of which levels above 90%. In this study, it is conducted at the evaporator temperature control with a load of 300 Watt which this conclusions obtained in previous studies on the load 300 Watts has maximum results obtained to be able of consumption needs of fuel on the genset. At 90°C temperature-controlled at the evaporator produces maximum that is able to meet the fuel consumption for the genset. At 85°C temperature-controlled at the evaporator produces high concentric of alcohol but did not meet of fuel consumption. At temperatures of 90°C can be concluded get the most out due to meet the fuel consumption and also has high concentric of alcohol. Gas have low levels of CO (± 1.2% Vol.), low HC (± 150 ppm Vol.).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Meeting of Advances in Thermofluids, IMAT 2011
Pages1164-1168
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event4th International Meeting of Advances in Thermofluids, IMAT 2011 - Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 3 Oct 20114 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1440
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference4th International Meeting of Advances in Thermofluids, IMAT 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityMelaka
Period3/10/114/10/11

Keywords

  • bio ethanol
  • compact distillator
  • distillation
  • fuel consumption
  • Low-grade ethanol
  • thermal efficiency

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