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Performance and emission study of diesel engine fuelled with diesel-biodiesel-alcohol blends


K. M.Manickaraj , Government College of Technology, Coimbatore.; S.M.Sivagami, Government College of Technology, Coimbatore.


Diesel Engine, Performance, Emission, Biodiesel, Alcohol Fuel


Current biodiesel production technologies are not sufficient to produce biodiesel for replacement of diesel entirely. Biodiesel and alcohol may be used in small proportions along with diesel to reduce dependency on diesel. The aim is to study the performance and emission characteristics of diesel-biodiesel-alcohol blends. The blends are chosen with diesel at major proportion to reflect practical conditions. Diesel is blended with animal fat derived biodiesel and alcohol additives such as methanol and ethanol. The engine performance test was carried out and the parameters like brake power, brake thermal efficiency, mechanical efficiency, brake specific fuel consumption and emission characteristics like HC, NOx, CO, CO2 emissions were determined for pure diesel and for the blends. The results indicate that biodiesel-alcohol at low proportions blended with diesel show similar characteristics of performance and emissions as that of neat diesel.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I30438
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2016
Page(s): 1411-1414

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