Ethyl alcohol as a fuel for contemporary internal combustion engines
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Politechnika Poznańska
Miłosław Kozak   

Politechnika Poznańska
Online publish date: 2019-05-06
Publish date: 2019-05-07
Submission date: 2019-01-08
Final revision date: 2019-05-02
Acceptance date: 2019-05-06
Diagnostyka 2019;20(2):27–32
The article presents the conditions for the use of ethyl alcohol as a component and a sole fuel for internal combustion engines. Methods of ethanol production, its properties and the benefits and risks associated with using it as engine fuel have been described. The variants of commercial ethanol fuels allowed by law have also been presented. Ecological aspects of the use of ethanol fuels for modern internal combustion engines were presented. The opinion was expressed that although ethanol is used in bulk as a component of gasolines, its use as a self-contained fuel is and probably will continue to be small in the near future.
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