Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Springer,
Source : Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Springer, Volume 28, Issue 10, p.1–12 (2020)
Url : https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32301092/
Campus : Coimbatore
School : School of Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Year : 2020
Abstract : The utilization of plastic in day to day life is ever-increasing and has generated a large amount of plastic garbage that needs proper disposal to save the environment from harmful pollution. The plastic waste management becomes a pressing concern in the present scenario in developing countries like India. This research article evaluates the potential of synthetic fuel (SF) derived from waste plastics collected from the local shops. In this current investigation, the SF blends are tested in a direct injection diesel engine to analyze the performance and emission characteristics of the engine. Three different blends were made namely SF20, SF40, and SF60 on a volumetric basis and the tests were carried out. From the experimental results, it was found that brake thermal efficiency (BTE) of the fuel blends was reduced as compared with neat diesel operation regardless of loads whereas SF20 showed a similar trend as that of diesel operation. The analysis of the emission characteristics revealed that the SF20 blends reduced dangerous smoke and carbon monoxide emission as compared with other test fuels. From the overall results, SF20 showed superior performance and emission aspects as compared with other SF blends whereas the engine operated smoothly up to 60% of SF blending at all loading conditions.
Cite this Research Publication : Sakthivel R., Marshal, J. John, and Suresh, S., “Derivation of synthetic fuel from waste plastic: investigation of engine operating characteristics on DI diesel engine”, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol. 28, no. 10, pp. 1–12, 2020.