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Performance Analysis of Diesel Engine with Two Biodiesels Blended with Diesel

Author(s):

Manikkavasagan K , GOVERNMENT COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY COIMBATORE; Surendran R, GOVERNMENT COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY COIMBATORE

Keywords:

Alternate Fuel, DI Diesel Engine, Cotton Seed Oil Methyl Ester (CSME), Rice Bran Oil Methyl Ester (RBME), Performance Analysis

Abstract

Biodiesels obtained from vegetable oils and animal resources have been considered as a promising alternate fuel. Many researches were performed blending diesel with single biodiesel. Only very few works were done with the combination of two different biodiesel blended with diesel.In this experimental study, two Biodiesels from Cotton Seed oil and Rice Bran oil blended with Diesel at various mixing ratio (CSME5, RBME5 and CSME10, RBME10). The fuel properties of the blends were tested for its acceptance in accordance with ASTM standards. The performance tests were done with two blends (5% & 10%) at various loads with constant engine speed of 1500 rpm and the results were compared. The performance characteristics observed for 10% blends are similar to that of diesel. The Brake power and Brake thermal efficiency are lower for 5% blends compared to 10% blends however the Brake specific fuel consumption of 5% blends are higher than that of 10% blends. This experimental analysis revealed that the combined blend of CSME10 & RBME10 showed that superior performance than the blend of CSME5 & RBME5.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I120218
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2019
Page(s): 345-348

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