Biogas Vehicle Fuel from Digested Cattle Manure

Biogas Vehicle Fuel from Digested Cattle Manure

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The use of anaerobic digestion for waste treatment provides multiple benefits: the production of biogas provides a sustainable renewable energy. This fuel source would reduce the overall farm operation cost by reducing demand for diesel and unleaded gasoline. The biogas used in this study was produced by an Induced Blanket Reactor (IBR) anaerobic digester system. The biogas used in this study contained approximately 65.5% methane, 15.6% carbon dioxide, and 125% trace gases. Biogas chemical composition analysis, hydrogen sulfide analysis, engine performance tests, emission testing, and motor oil analysis were performed. Results indicated that no excess wear or corrosion occurred while operating the vehicle with the biogas mixture fuel. Due to the lower energy content of the biogas, engine performance decreased when compared to gasoline and compressed natural gas fuels.... hypodermic needles, and rubber tubing 24 1 2 Diagram of dilution apparatus 26 1 3 Horsepower testing being performed on a Mustang Dynamometer 29 14 Data logger data for H2S on October 1 1 , 2006 indicating large fluctuation ... January 23, 2007 with biogas and atmospheric air mixture 38 1 7 Horsepower and miles per hour achieved during engine performance tests for the examined fuel typesanbsp;...

Title:Biogas Vehicle Fuel from Digested Cattle Manure
Author:Greg W. Sullivan
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007


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