Low grade bioethanol for fuel mixing on gasoline engine using distillation process

Setia Abikusna, Bambang Sugiarto, Dedi Suntoro, Azami

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Abstract

Utilization of renewable energy in Indonesia is still low, compared to 34% oil, 20% coal and 20% gas, utilization of energy sources for water 3%, geothermal 1%, 2% biofuels, and biomass 20%. Whereas renewable energy sources dwindling due to the increasing consumption of gasoline as a fuel. It makes us have to look for alternative renewable energy, one of which is bio ethanol. Several studies on the use of ethanol was done to the researchers. Our studies using low grade bio ethanol which begins with the disitillation independently utilize flue gas heat at compact distillator, produces high grade bio ethanol and ready to be mixed with gasoline. Stages of our study is the compact distillator design of the motor dynamic continued with good performance and emission testing and ethanol distilled. Some improvement is made is through the flue gas heat control mechanism in compact distillator using gate valve, at low, medium, and high speed engine. Compact distillator used is kind of a batch distillation column. Column design process using the shortcut method, then carried the tray design to determine the overall geometry. The distillation is done by comparing the separator with a tray of different distances. As well as by varying the volume of the feed and ethanol levels that will feed distilled. In this study, we analyzed the mixing of ethanol through variation between main jet and pilot jet in the carburetor separately interchangeably with gasoline. And finally mixing mechanism bio ethanol with gasoline improved with fuel mixer for performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable Energy Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, iTREC 2016
EditorsNofrijon Sofyan
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414945
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2017
Event1st International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference: Renewable Energy Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, iTREC 2016 - Bogor, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Oct 201628 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1826
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference1st International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference: Renewable Energy Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, iTREC 2016
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityBogor
Period26/10/1628/10/16

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