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Cuban Sci. 2021, 2(1): 9–10

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Study of the performance and pollutant emissions of a new paraffinic fuel –Farnesane– compared to other alternatives in a Diesel engine
Octavio Armas, Reyes García-Contreras, José Antonio Soriano
  • University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), School of Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, Av. Carlos III, s/n, 45071, Toledo, Spain
“This work focuses on the effect of alternative fuels (biodiesel and paraffinic) on the injection and combustion processes, on the regulated pollutant emissions (NOx, THC, PM) and the characterization of the particulate material generated from a physic-chemical point of view (morphology, oxidation, chemical reactivity) and biological (genotoxicity and mutagenicity).”


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