Experimental investigation on the performance and emission characteristics of compression ignition engine fuelled with various blends of Water Melon biodiesel

Praveen A Harari

Abstract


In the present study, an experimental work had been carried out to analyze the performance and emission characteristics of compression ignition engine fuelled with various blends of Water melon biodiesel. The engine tests are conducted on kirloskar, 5.2 kW, 4-stroke, single cylinder, 1500 rpm, water cooled, direct injection diesel engine with eddy current dynamometer with injection timing 23° bTDC and injection pressure 210 bar were maintained constant throughout the experiment. Different blends of biodiesel such as B0, B20, B40, B60, B80 and B100 are prepared to analyze the performance and emission characteristics. From the test results, it could be observed that among different blends B20 blend showed very close performance with the neat diesel.

Keywords


Biodiesel; Blends; Transesterification; Engine; Emission;

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