Experimental Study on Macroscopic Spray Characteristics of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) and Gas to Liquid Fuel (GTL)

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Authors

  • Zhichao Zhang
  • Yaodong Wang
  • Andrew Smallbone
  • Xiaoli Yu
  • Anthony Paul Roskilly

External departments

  • Zhejiang University
  • Newcastle University

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 11th International Conference on Applied Energy, Part 2
Subtitle of host publicationICAE2019
EditorsJinyue Yan
PublisherInternational Conference on Applied Energy
Number of pages4
Volume3
ISBN (Electronic)9789198563436
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Applied Energy 2019 -
Duration: 15 Aug 2019 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Applied Energy 2019
Period15/08/19 → …
Publication type

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

Abstract

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) and Gas to Liquid fuel (GTL) are two renewable fuels without shortcoming as traditional renewable fuels such as FAME. This project aims to research macroscopic spray characteristics of HVO and GTL during both injection and post-injection periods at high ambient temperature and pressure. The work is conducted by experiments on a constant volume vessel (CVV) system at 1800 bar rail pressure, 10 bar and 40 bar ambient pressure and 600 K ambient temperature. Results indicate that HVO and GTL have similar average cone angle to standard diesel fuel (DF), whilst their spray tip penetration during injection and post-injection periods are both smaller than that of DF. Moreover, the two renewable fuels have faster evaporation at high ambient temperature compared with DF, and thus results in the reduction of spray tip penetration with sample time.