Dimethyl Ether as a Fuel for Diesel Engines

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    Abstract

    DME has recently been shown to be an attractive high cetane fuel for diesel engines, offering the advantages of soot free operation, with low engine noise, the potential for low NOx emissions, and low reactivity emissions of hydrocarbons and unburned fuel. DME has physical characteristics similar to LPG, and must be produced from other carbonaceous materials, such and natural gas, coal and bio-mass. The most attractive economic option is currently production from remote natural gas. Due to its different phsuycial characteristics, special considerations must be taken in the design and modification of engine fuels systems in regard to lubricity and suitable sealing materials.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFuels 1999
    Place of PublicationEsslingen Germany
    PublisherTechnische Akadamie Esslingen
    Publication date1999
    Pages357-366
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event2nd International Colloquim on Fuels - Esslingen, Germany
    Duration: 1 Jan 1999 → …

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Colloquim on Fuels
    CityEsslingen, Germany
    Period01/01/1999 → …

    Cite this

    Sorenson, S. C. (1999). Dimethyl Ether as a Fuel for Diesel Engines. In Fuels 1999 (pp. 357-366). Technische Akadamie Esslingen.