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Volume 144, 2018International Conference on Research in Mechanical Engineering Sciences (RiMES 2017)
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|Published online||09 January 2018|
Effect of bio-ethanol on the performance and emission of a biodiesel fueled compression ignition engine
Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India.
2 Department of Computer and Communication Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India.
3 Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India.
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In the present study investigates the effect of bio-ethanol on the performance and emissions of a biodiesel blend fueled compression ignition engine. The experiments are conducted using pongamia biodiesel blend B20 (20% pongamia biodiesel +80% diesel) with 5, 7.5 and 10% (v/v) of bio-ethanol on a four stroke single cylinder diesel engine. The tests are conducted at different load conditions. Performance and emissions characteristics are investigated for different bio-ethanol compositions. The results show that the brake thermal efficiency is maximum for B20E7.5 blend with a minimum brake specific fuel consumption. Carbon monoxide emission is minimum for B20E7.5 blend and NOx emission decreases as the bio-ethanol percentage is increased from 5 to 7.5%. The study reveals that 7.5% bio-ethanol with B20 pongamia biodiesel blend results better performance and emission characteristics.
Key words: Biodiesel / bioethanol / diesel engine / emissions / performance
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