Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2009, Volume: 2, Issue: 4, Pages: 43-47
V.S.Hariharan1 , K.Vijayakumar Reddy2 and K.Rajagopal3
1Dept. of Mechanical Engg., Lakireddy Bali Reddy College of Engg., Mylavaram, Krishna Dt., Andhra Pradesh, India.
2Department. of Mechanical Engineering., JNTU College of Engg. , Hyderabad , India.
3Department of Mechanical Engineering, JNTU College of Engineering , Hyderabad , India.
*Author for the correspondence:
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
JNTU College of Engineering , Hyderabad , India.
E-mail: [email protected]
Experiments were conducted to study the performance, emission and combustion characteristics of a DI diesel engine using sea lemon oil-based fuels. In the present work, sea lemon oil and sea lemon oil methyl ester are tested as diesel fuels in diesel engine in neat form. The reduction in NOx emission and an increase in smoke, hydrocarbon and CO emissions were observed for Neat sea lemon oil compared to those of standard diesel. From the combustion analysis it was found that ignition delay was slightly more for both the fuels tested compared to that of standard diesel. The combustion characteristics of sea lemon oil and its methyl ester closely followed those of standard diesel.
Keywords: Biofuel, Sea lemon oil, diesel engine, energy
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