Title: The effects of biodiesel usage on the components of an engine

Authors: Ismet Celik, Cem Sensogut, Nuri Ceylan

Addresses: Mechanical Eng. Dept., Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey. ' Mining Eng. Dept., Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey. ' Mechanical Eng. Dept., Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey

Abstract: In this paper, the research results obtained on the influences of biodiesel on the components of an engine are presented. The study was carried out at the Dumlupinar University in Turkey. Biodiesel has been an alternative fuel for diesel engines since 1900s. However, the use of biodiesel has recently been increasing owing to indelible increase in petroleum price and consumption. Furthermore, the efforts for the environmental protection have been increasing all around the world. Many researches on biodiesel that have concerned engine gas emissions and engine performances have been carried out so far. However, this work was realised to consider the effects of biodiesel on engine components at real time and long term conditions.

Keywords: biodiesel effects; engine components; alternative fuels; biofuels.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2008.018011

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2008 Vol.29 No.3, pp.303 - 313

Published online: 26 Apr 2008 *

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