A review of recent developments related to the use of dimethyl ether (DME) in engines is presented. Research work discussed is in the areas of engine performance and emissions, fuel injection systems, spray and ignition delay, and detailed chemical kinetic modeling. DME’s properties and safety aspects are discussed. A simplified theoretical explanation of the emissions behavior of DME is presented. A discussion is presented proposing DME as a significant factor in the future international energy picture. Due to its beneficial combustion properties, possibility of production from a variety of sources, and usefulness as a chemical feed stock, DME can be used in a variety of applications in addition to transportation.
Dimethyl Ether in Diesel Engines: Progress and Perspectives
Contributed by the Internal Combustion Engine Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Manuscript received by the ICE Division July 2000; final revision received by the ASME Headquarters December 2000. Associate Editor: D. Assanis.
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Sorenson, S. C. (December 1, 2000). "Dimethyl Ether in Diesel Engines: Progress and Perspectives ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. July 2001; 123(3): 652–658. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1370373
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