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Experimental Investigation of Performance, Emission and Combustion Characteristics of Mahua Biodiesel in a Multi Cylinder Engine at Varying Load and Varying Speeds


Mohammed Muddassir Shari , PDA College of Engineering Kalburagi; Prof M. R. Nagaraj, PDA College of Engineering Kalburagi


Mahua Biodiesel, Multi-Cylinder Engine, Emissions


The automobiles play an important role in the transport system. With an increase in population and living standard, the transport vehicles as well as car population is increasing day by day. All these are increasing exhaust pollution and particularly in metros as density of these vehicles in metros are very high. This work deals with the experimental work carried out to evaluate the effects of Mahua biodiesel on the performance, emission and combustion characteristics of a multi cylinder (four), four stroke, vertical, water cooled, computerized TATA make IndicaV2 diesel engine. The investigations carried out in studying the fuel properties of Mahua biodiesel. Engine tests have been carried out with the aim of obtaining comparative measures of brake power, brake specific fuel consumption, Exhaust gas temperature and emissions such as CO, HC smoke and NOx to evaluate and compute the behavior of the diesel engine running on biodiesel at different speeds such as 1500 rpm, 2500 rpm and 3500 rpm. Engine performance values such as , brake thermal efficiency, brake specific fuel consumption, exhaust gas temperature have been investigated on varying engine speed with variation of loads and emissions such as CO, smoke NOx and HC also investigated, According to the results, the best performance and less emission obtain with Mahua biodiesel at 2500 rpm as compared to that of diesel.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I80024
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 8
Publication Date: 01/11/2015
Page(s): 14-18

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