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A Study on Experiment of CNG as a Clean Fuel for Automobiles in Korea

  • Chauhan, Bhupendra Singh (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kongju National University) ;
  • Cho, Haeng-Muk (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kongju National University)
  • Received : 2009.09.17
  • Accepted : 2010.08.31
  • Published : 2010.10.31

Abstract

Gasoline engines have proven their utility in light, medium and heavy duty vehicles. Concern about long term availability of petroleum and the environment norms by the increased vehicular emission have mandated the search for safe fuel. CNG is an environmentally clean alternative to the existing spark ignition engines with the advantages of minimum change. A higher octane number and a higher self ignition temperature make it an attractive gaseous fuel. The thermal efficiency is better than gasoline for the same engine. The reduced carbon mono oxide, carbon di-oxide, hydrocarbon emissions is a favorable outcome along with a slight increase in $NO_x$ emission when compared with gasoline fuel to a dual fuel mode in the existing spark ignition engines. The result from the experiment shows that CNG could be a potential substitute fuel that maintains performance and emissions characteristics in gasoline engines.

Keywords

Clean fuel;Exhaust emissions;Natural gas vehicles etc

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