Biogas use as fuel in spark ignition engines

T. O. Kukoyi, E. Muzenda, E. T. Akinlabi, A. Mashamba, C. Mbohwa, T. Mahlatsi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

These This paper reviews the utilization of biogas in spark ignition engines with a view to making a case for it as an efficient substitute fuel for petrol. However, its gaseous nature which accounts for its low volumetric density implies that apart from the basic modification needed to accommodate the fuel, the engine might need further alterations to get the best from this relatively low cost and readily available fuel. Various modes of enhancing performance particularly methane enrichment, prechamber combustion, alteration of ignition parameters, increasing compression ratio and addition of hydrogen to improve performance and emissions were drawn from previous works to validate its efficiency as a viable substitute fuel in SI engines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1064-1069
Number of pages6
Volume2016-December
ISBN (Electronic)9781509036653
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 27 2016
Event2016 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2016 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: Dec 4 2016Dec 7 2016

Other

Other2016 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2016
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period12/4/1612/7/16

    Fingerprint

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

Cite this

Kukoyi, T. O., Muzenda, E., Akinlabi, E. T., Mashamba, A., Mbohwa, C., & Mahlatsi, T. (2016). Biogas use as fuel in spark ignition engines. In 2016 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2016 (Vol. 2016-December, pp. 1064-1069). [7798041] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2016.7798041