Performance Study of A Ci Engine Fuelled with Kerosene and Raw Cardanol BlendsJournal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2020-06-30
Authors : Ravindra M. Aruna Harsha Vardhan; Dilip Kumar K;
Page : 1939-1948
Keywords : Performance; Exhaust gas emission; Biofuel & Brakes thermal efficiency;
Biofuel is a renewable source of energy and an alternative to fossil fuels. Cardanol is one such biofuel, which was already blended up to 20% with diesel and tested in diesel engines by various researchers. In this study, raw Cardanol blends with kerosene were prepared and its performance study is carried out in a 4-Stroke CI Engine. The kerosene and Cardinol blends were prepared by varying the kerosene percentage from 10% to 40% by volume. It was observed from the results that, the performance of BK-30 blend was similar to diesel fuel. Brake thermal efficiency was only 1.5 % lesser to that of neat diesel at peak load. Emissions of CO, HC and smoke were declined by 42.6%, 5.08% and 1.8%, respectively when compared to neat diesel. However, NOx was increased by 1.9%. It is been observed from the study that the BK-30 blend can be an alternative for CI engine fuel.
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