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Mustard Biodiesel Blends as an Alternate for Diesel fuel in Futuristic CI Engines: An Experimental Investigation

Author : Dr.M.P.Sudeshkumar 1 F. Felixprabhu 2 A.Alfred 3 V.Prabhakaran 4

Date of Publication :13th June 2018

Abstract: Depletion of petroleum resources, environmental concerns and growing energy needs associated with the increase of human population triggered various researchers and vehicle manufacturers to search for alternative fuels to replace petroleum-based fuels in compression ignition (CI) engines. Transesterified vegetable oil derivatives called biodiesel can be utilized as an alternative fuel in diesel engines has increased significantly in the last two decades. In this experimental research work, the performance and emissions of a CI engine were tested with 12% by volume of mustard biodiesel blended with diesel fuel. The performance parameters such as Brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC), Brake thermal efficiency (BTE) and various constituents of exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide (CO), unburnt Hydrocarbons (HC), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and smoke of the diesel engine are studied experimentally. The results indicated that the addition of 12% mustard biodiesel blend to diesel fuel improves the performance of the diesel engine and reduces the exhaust emission levels.

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