Authors: Sabariswaran Kandasamy; Selvakumar Sundararaj
Addresses: Institute for Energy Research, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China; Department of Waste Recycling and Natural Resources, School of Energy Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India ' Department of Waste Recycling and Natural Resources, School of Energy Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India
Abstract: Engine performance and emission characteristics of biodiesel produced from Simarouba oil were investigated in the present study. The biodiesel of Simarouba oil and its blends were run in single cylinder Kirloskar make four stroke, water cooled engine at different load conditions. The maximum brake thermal efficiency (BTE) was observed in the blend of B20 and the average percentage of efficiency obtained was 47.5% whereas the efficiency of standard diesel was 49.01%. The maximum brake specific fuel (BSFC) consumption was found in the blend of B20. The average percentage of BSFC obtained was 0.367 kg/kWh whereas 0.359 kg/kWh obtained for diesel. In terms of emission profile, emissions of carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbon (HC), carbon dioxide (CO2) and smoke emission were reduced with a marginal increase in NOx emission. [Received: December 12, 2017; Accepted: January 12, 2019]
Keywords: Simarouba biodiesel; brake thermal efficiency; CO2 emission; NOx emission; smoke emission; blends; smoke density.
International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 2020 Vol.25 No.2, pp.202 - 217
Received: 12 Dec 2017
Accepted: 12 Jan 2019
Published online: 30 Apr 2020 *