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Fuels and Combustion

  • John B. Liljedahl
  • Paul K. Turnquist
  • David W. Smith
  • Makoto Hoki

Abstract

Almost all of the fuels commonly used in farm tractors are products of crude petroleum. As fossil fuels become scarce, other fuels will have to be used. There are many factors that must be considered in the selection of an alternate fuel. Some of these factors are cost per unit of work done, availability, compatibility with the engine, safety, storage, management, and convenience. A section at the end of this chapter describes the properties of some of the alternate fuels most likely to be used in the future.

Keywords

Cloud Point Pour Point Cetane Number Octane Number Spark Ignition Engine 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • John B. Liljedahl
    • 1
  • Paul K. Turnquist
    • 2
  • David W. Smith
    • 3
  • Makoto Hoki
    • 4
  1. 1.Agricultural Engineering DepartmentPurdue UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Agricultural Engineering DepartmentAuburn UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Technical Center Deere & CompanyUSA
  4. 4.Department of Agricultural MachineryMie UniversityTsuJapan

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