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Diesel Injector Carbonization by Three Alternative Fuels

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Transactions of the ASAE. 39(3): 817-821. (doi: 10.13031/2013.27565) @1996
Authors:   J. W. Goodrum, V. C. Patel, R. W. McClendon
Keywords:   Biodiesel, Computer vision, Diesel fuel, Injector coking, Peanut oil, Tricaprylin, Tributyrin

Three alternative diesel fuels were screened by analysis of fuel injector tip deposits. The test engines were operated on the Peterson (torque) test cycle; the average carbon deposit volume on an injector tip was measured by a computer vision method.

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