Authors: EWA DLUSKA, ROBERT HUBACZ, STANISLAW WRONSKI
Abstract: This paper presents a method of simple and multiple water fuel emulsions preparation in a liquid-liquid contactor with Couette-Taylor flow (CTF contactor). This method concerns the integration of the CTF contactor with diesel engines for the injection of just-prepared emulsions. Stable simple O/W and multiple O/W/O emulsions, both with quite narrow drop size distribution, have been prepared. The strong influence of operating conditions in the CTF contactor on mean drop size of the dispersed phase was observed. Simple and multiple emulsions were considered as an alternative diesel fuel for improving engine performance and emissions characteristics.
Keywords: Simple and multiple emulsions, Couette-Taylor flow
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