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Dimethyl ether as alternative fuel for CI engine and vehicle

  • Zhen HuangEmail author
  • Xinqi Qiao
  • Wugao Zhang
  • Junhua Wu
  • Junjun Zhang
Research Article

Abstract

As a developing and the most populous country in the world, China faces major challenges in energy supply and environmental protection. It is of great importance to develop clean and alternative fuels for internal combustion engines. On the basis of researches on DME engine and vehicle at Shanghai Jiaotong University in the last twelve years, fuel injection, combustion, performance and exhaust emissions of DME engine and DME vehicle are introduced in this paper. The results indicate that DME engines can achieve high thermal efficiency and ultra low emissions, and will play a significant role in meeting the energy demand while minimizing environmental impact in China.

Keywords

dimethyl ether (DME) fuel injection combustion process emission control CI engine vehicle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhen Huang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xinqi Qiao
    • 1
  • Wugao Zhang
    • 1
  • Junhua Wu
    • 1
  • Junjun Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Power Machinery and Engineering, Ministry of EducationShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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