Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems.
Source : International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems. (2018)
Campus : Bengaluru
School : School of Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Abstract : Biodiesel can be considered as a clean, renewable and domestically produced diesel fuel. At present, a lot of research
is being carried out to make biodiesel more efficient so that it can be substituted for conventional diesel. In the present
investigation, biodiesel is extracted from palm and sesame oil by transesterification method. The different properties of
biodiesel like flash point, fire point, density, viscosity, pour point, cloud point and calorific value are measured. The
obtained values are meeting the standards of biodiesel. This dual biodiesel was blended (0-40%) with diesel and was
tested in a 4 stroke single cylinder diesel engine at different loads. The performance characteristics like thermal
efficiency and BSFC are compared. BSFC increases and thermal efficiency decreases with the percentage increase in
the blends at higher loads. At part loads, biodiesel blends are more efficient. Emission contents like carbon monoxide,
carbon dioxide, hydrocarbon, oxides of nitrogen and smoke density are recorded. For B10 and for B20 blends these
contents are more comparable to diesel fuel.
Cite this Research Publication : V. Kotebavi, “Performance and emission characteristics of a CI engine fueled with palm and sesame oil blended diesel”, International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems. , 2018.