Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract— This research aims to use producer gas from wood pellet producing from a small gasifier in dual fuel mode for a diesel-engine generator. The engine was tested at speed 1,800 rpm and different loads. Results show that the use of diesel combined with producer gas at 55 lpm resulted in an increase of diesel saving to 23%. Electrical efficiency and energy saving increased to 3% and 13% as compared with diesel, respectively. Producer gas increasing more than 55 lpm led to the addition of black smoke to 30%, and there was more soot within the combustion chamber than diesel.
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