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The Effects Of Low-Level Ethanol Blends In 4-Stroke Small Non-Road Engines, Chris Reek Jan 2014

The Effects Of Low-Level Ethanol Blends In 4-Stroke Small Non-Road Engines, Chris Reek

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Small Non-Road Engines (SNRE's) abound in numbers and are used daily by consumers and businesses alike. Considering the atmosphere of change looming in the air regarding alternative fuels, this particular engine classification will also be affected by any change in standardization of fuels. This body of research attempts to address possible ways SNRE's can change their operational characteristics after being fueled by specific yet differing fuels. These characteristics will be contrasted against blends of ethanol with gasoline, from 0% ethanol to 20% ethanol, run on test engines to determine patterns, if any, of these characteristics. Topics include: materials ...