Use of Water-Fuel Mixture in Diesel Engines at Fishing Vessels

Oleg Klyus 1  and O. Bezyukov 2
  • 1 Dr. hab. inż. Maritime University of Szczecin ul. Wały Chrobrego 1-2, 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
  • 2 Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping Dvinskaya st. 5/7, 198035, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation


The paper presents the laboratory test results determining physical parameters of fuel mixture made up of petroleum diesel oil, rapeseed oil methyl esters (up to 20%) and water (up to 2.5%). The obtained parameters prove that adding bio-components (rapeseed oil methyl esters) and water to fuel does not result in deterioration of their physical and chemical properties and are comparable to base fuel parameters, namely petroleum diesel oil. The mixture was a subject of bench testing with the use of a self-ignition engine by means of pre-catalytic fuel treatment. The treatment process consisted in fuel - catalytically active material direct contact on the atomizer body. At the comparable operational parameters for the engine, the obtained exhaust gases opacity was lower up to 60% due to the preliminary fuel mixture treatment in relation to the factory-made fuel injection system using petroleum diesel oil.

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