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Using of Coconut Oil in Diesel Engine as a Biofuel and Performance Testing

Author(s):

Satyavrat P Patel , K.J.Institute of Engineering and Technology

Keywords:

Biodiesel, Coconut, Engine Performance, CME

Abstract

Recent developments in the direction of procedure of diesel engines and reducing fossils fuels. There has been a worldwide attention in examining for substitutes to petroleum-derived fuels due to their reduction as well as due to the anxiety for the environment. The work done on one of the auspicious diesel substitute is defined. The literature reviewed most of the vegetable oil and its methyl ester and their performance appearances are also studied from literature. The properties of CME thus found are equal with ASTM biodiesel criteria. One such CME has been used as the test fuel for the research. The performance of diesel engine on CME and its mixture with diesel were related with diesel. Experiments are conducted on a 7.4kw, computerized single cylinder 4-stroke stationery diesel engine to estimate the prospect of CME and its diesel combinations as alternative fuels. The experiment was shown with the different loads. The result shown that the CME can be used as an unconventional fuel compared to mineral diesel. CME mixtures give rather same brake thermal efficiency as conventional diesel. As the amount of CME in the mixture increase the HC, CO, and NOx concentrations in the exhaust decreased when equated to mineral diesel. However this resulted in an increase in the BSFC. This was credited to the lower calorific value of CME.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I21069
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2018
Page(s): 1545-1548

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