PERFORMANCE AND EMISSION CHARACTERISTICS OF EUCALYPTUS OIL AND DIESEL BLEND IN FOUR STROKE SINGLE CYLINDER DIESEL ENGINEJournal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.5, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2016-02-29
Authors : Santosh Kumar; Rohit Chandel; Rakesh Kumar;
Page : 710-720
Keywords : Brake Thermal Efficiency (BTE); Eucalyptus oil; internal combustion engine;
Diesel engines are highly preferred for transportation since they are highly efficient and durable in the lon g run. However, because of lack of crude oil reserves, fuel cost and emission norms, alternative fuels are of high interest to replace the diesel fuel in diesel engines. Many alternative liquid fuels for diesel engines such as bio - diesel, alcohol have been introduced in the recent past. Today Most of the alternative fuels are biomass derived and easily available. Many alternative fuels blends has been introduce in past and they gave very satisfying results. Therefore, in this work the eucalyptus oil which i s high octane biomass derived fuel is blended with diesel in different proportions by volume and used as fuel in four stroke single cylinder diesel engine. The performance and emission characteristics of the engine were studied. The results show the reduct ion in consumption of fuel as the brake specific fuel consumption was found to decrease. The improvement in brake thermal efficiency is also observed. While the emission parameters were also improved, emissions were significantly reduces as the load was in creasing.
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