Evaluation of the suitability of synthetic polymer fuels in self-ignition engines
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Publication date: 2019-07-01
Combustion Engines 2019,178(3), 129–134
The article presents a method for determining the quality of spraying a mixture of oil and synthetic fuels obtained from the pro-cessing of polymer materials. Laboratory tests of physical parameters of such a mixture were carried out, which made it possible to determine the limit values for the volume fraction of synthetic fuels. The method of determining the suitability of this type of fuel takes into account the criterion numbers Re and Oh, which include physical parameters such as viscosity, density, and surface tension. The experimental part concerning the distribution of droplets of injected fuel and determination of Sauter Mean Diameter using laser diffrac-tion confirmed the usefulness of the developed method for the assessment of the possibility of using a mixture of petroleum-based and synthetic fuels in self-ignition engines.