HomeCapitol University Engineering Journalvol. 8 no. 1 (2009)

Feasibility of Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol) as an Additive to Leaded Gasoline

Lee Marc D. Ayop | Jaime M. Engr. Cuanan

Discipline: Developmental Studies, Chemistry



This study was conducted to ascertain the feasibility of ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol) as an additive to leaded gasoline. The feasibility is determined through its physical changes, gas emission, mileage and the fuel consumption.


The parameters of this research include the physical properties of the controlled and experimental fuels, engine performance, gas emissions, mileage, and the fuel consumptions. The findings of the study reveal a higher fuel consumption of the experimental fuel than the controlled fuel, with lesser carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon content. The efficiency of the experimental and controlled fuel, however, is just similar. Apparently, there is no significant difference in the mileage consumption test.