Vaporization of biofuel-blended multicomponent droplets

Ming Lei Li, Hui Qiang Zhang, Chia Fon Li, C. K. Law

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Abstract

Ethanol and biodiesel are considered as two kinds of promising candidate for fossil fuels. Some pretty good combustion characteristics were found in a recent study about the mixture droplet of ethanol, diesel and biodiesel. However, the theoretical studies are still rather limited for this kind of three component droplet with quite different volatile characteristics. The vaporization model is developed to describe the multicomponent droplet vaporization process, with detailed sub-model of gas phase, liquid phase and phase change. With the model, the vaporization of ethanol, diesel and biodiesel is simulated and analyzed, the temperature and concentration of each piece in the droplet during the vaporization are also obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2211-2214
Number of pages4
JournalKung Cheng Je Wu Li Hsueh Pao/Journal of Engineering Thermophysics
Volume33
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

Keywords

  • Biofuel
  • Droplet
  • Multicomponent
  • Vaporization

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