Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2017
Investigation of Emissions and PerformanceCharacteristics of a CI Engine with Pongamia Pinnataoil Methyl Ester and Diesel Blends
Biodiesel has been recognized as a possible alternative fuel for CI engines because use of biodiesel can reduce petroleum diesel consumption as well as engine out emissions. Out of many biodiesel derived from various resources, this biodiesel derived fromPongamiapinnata Oil (PPO) can be prepared economically using usual transesterification process. In the present study, in-depth research and comparative study of blends of biodiesel made from PPO and diesel is carried out to bring out the benefits of its extensive usage in CI engines. The experimental results of the study reveal that the PPO biodiesel has similar characteristics to that of diesel. The brake thermal efficiency, carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbon are observed to be lower in the case of PPO biodiesel blends than diesel. On the other hand specific fuel energy consumption and oxides of nitrogen of PPO biodiesel blends are found to be higher than diesel.
Bio diesel, ic engine, pongamia pinnata
Author Affiliationsp> R.Thirunavukkarasu 1
- Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, Coimbatore - 641010, India
Manuscript received : 12 December 2017
Manuscript revised : 19 January 2017
Accepted : 22 February 2017
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Print ISSN : 2347 - 9280
Online ISSN : 2347 - 9299
Publisher Name : Sri Eshwar Publications, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.