Single Cylinder GTL ENGINE: An Experimental Comparison between Traditional Diesel and GTL Diesel on Single Cylinder Engine Conference Paper uri icon


  • Copyright 2016 SAE International. Two different types of fuel sources, namely conventional diesel and GTL diesel, were used to conduct a study of their effects on engine emissions and performance. Varying loads were applied to obtain concise data when contrasting the aforementioned fuels. Key parameters such as net power output, torque, engine speed and efficiency were measured. The engine and the dynamometer were operated via an automated closed-loop control system. On-road study found that the volumetric fuel consumption of GTL diesel was higher by up to 3.3% when compared to conventional diesel; there were drastic reductions in the levels of regulated emissions when using GTL by 36% for CO, 4.2% for CO2, 47% for THC (total hydrocarbons) and 35% for NOx, compared to conventional diesel.

name of conference

  • SAE Technical Paper Series

published proceedings

  • SAE Technical Papers

author list (cited authors)

  • Khan, M., Tafreshi, R., Mokahal, A. J., Mohamed, M. T., Hanbal, M. Y., & Elturk, J.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Khan, Muzammil||Tafreshi, Reza||Mokahal, Ahmad J||Mohamed, Mohamed Tarek||Hanbal, Mohab Yasser||Elturk, Jayson

publication date

  • April 2016