Kerosene Base Fuels in Small Gasoline Engines
SONEX RESEARCH INC ANNAPOLIS MD
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This document presents the results of an engineering study to demonstrate the technology for converting small gasoline spark-ignited engines, to burn kerosene type fuels to power small generators 0.5 to 3.0 kw. Commercially available plus those in the developmental stage, reciprocating, two-stroke, four stroke and rotary engines were evaluated for their conversion potential. Unique combustion systems were identified and trade-off studies conducted on engine type, combustion systems, and modification required to burn kerosene type fuels, with special emphasis given to minimizing life cycle cost. Recommendations for the most feasible system are given.
- Reciprocating and Rotating Engines