Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 8, Pages: 907-909
V.S. Hariharan1 and K. Vijayakumar Reddy2*
1Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Balaji Institute of Engineering & Sciences, Narsampet, Warangal-506 331, India
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderabad-500 085, India.
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Due to the increasing demand for fossil fuels and environmental threat, a number of renewable sources of energy have been studied worldwide. An attempt is made to assess the suitability of vegetable oil for diesel engine operation, without any modifications in its existing construction. One of the important factors which influence the performance and emission of diesel engine is fuel injection pressure. In the present investigation a vegetable oil, Sea lemon oil has been investigated in a constant speed, DI diesel engine with varied fuel injection pressures (170, 190,210 and 230 bar). The main objective of this study is to investigate the effect of injection pressures on performance and emissions characteristics of the engine. The injection pressure was changed by adjusting the fuel injector spring tension. The performance and emission characteristics were presented graphically and concluded that increase in injector opening pressure increases the brake thermal efficiency and reduces unburned hydrocarbon and smoke emissions significantly.
Keywords: Diesel engine; vegetable oil; sea lemon seed oil, fuel
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