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Embodiment of an Efficient Brown’s Gas Compound Fuel Tank

  • K. A. Alex LukeEmail author
  • J. Arun
  • R. Hemanth Prasanna
  • Ashish Selokar
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Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 169)

Abstract

Advancements in fuel curtailment have created a new perspective towards finding out new solutions to enhance the vehicle’s fuel consumption and emission diagnostics. The objective of sorting out new alternatives has led to the introduction of new formats of saving fuel. Brown’s gas, which involves the production of oxy-hydrogen gas (HHO) on demand by virtue of an electrolyzer, is one such alternative. In two-wheeler vehicles, the HHO module can be installed anywhere within the confines of the vehicle body; however, this pales out the design profile of the vehicle as it produces hindrance regarding space availability, visual appearance and physical tampering. After analyzing the body of a conventional two-wheeler, a novel design is presented where the fuel tank entails an auxiliary HHO generator in it without compromising any of the above-mentioned factors. An electrolyzer reactor with minimum possible volume factor was designed and fabricated. The unit was successfully installed within the left forward corner of the fuel tank and connected to the engine assembly. The test used to evaluate fuel economy here was an equivalent to the World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC), where the drive cycle was performed with the complete motorcycle operated on a chassis dynamometer. The vehicle’s performance with and without the HHO generator was tested for increased fuel efficiency.

Keywords

Brown’s gas Fuel additive Hybrid fuel tank Engine augmentation Oxy-hydrogen 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. A. Alex Luke
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. Arun
    • 2
  • R. Hemanth Prasanna
    • 2
  • Ashish Selokar
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Simulation and Engineering Design (SIMENDES)Hindustan Institute of Technology and ScienceChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringHindustan Institute of Technology and ScienceChennaiIndia

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