In order to understand in depth that Diesel/Methanol Dual Fuel (DMDF) could gain ultra-low emissions and high thermal efficiency, P-V map and φ-T map were analyzed at full load @1660 r/min. Based on the analysis of P-V map, the reasons for the increase in thermal efficiency at DMDF mode are as follows: First, the effective work of DMDF mode reduced at DMDF mode. Then, methanol evaporated in the intake manifold and cylinder will absorb large amount of heat, which will achieve waste heat recovery; Finally, the energy carried away by the exhaust gases is reduced, which is due to low exhaust temperature.
In DMDF mode, the intersection of φ-T map and NO generation region is obviously reduced, compared with the diesel mode. Meanwhile, φ-T map of DMDF mode is not covered the highest NO generation rate region. This is the reason of achieving ultra-low NOx emissions. The φ-T map of DMDF mode avoids soot generation regions at CA05 and CA50. This is the key to achieve ultra-low soot emissions.