Title: Production, performance and emission analysis of Tamanu oil - diesel blends along with biogas in a diesel engine in dual cycle mode

Authors: Tamilvanan Ayyasamy; Kulendran Balamurugan; Saravanan Duraisamy

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, Tamil Nadu – 638052, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode, Tamil Nadu – 638316, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, Tamil Nadu – 638052, India

Abstract: Bio-fuels are proved to be very good substitutes for the existing petroleum fuels. Blends of biodiesel extracted from Tamanu oil (B100, B80, B60, B40, and B20) along with induction of biogas with constant mass flow of 2.313 * 10−5 kg/s are used for conducting performance and emission analysis. The tests are carried out at 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% load conditions. Among the blends B20, B40 and B100 have shown a better performance with respect to brake thermal efficiency, mechanical efficiency and specific fuel consumption. All blends show reduction in HC when compared to diesel. But NOx emission increases with increase in load. But, CO has slightly increased for the induction of biogas compared to the diesel at all load conditions. Experimental investigations show that blending of Tamanu oil methyl esters along with biogas can be used in diesel engine without any modification and also it reduces the harmful emissions.

Keywords: biodiesel; biogas; calophyllum inophyllum; Tamanu oil; dual fuel; performance and emission.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2018.088279

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2018 Vol.14 No.1, pp.4 - 19

Accepted: 09 Oct 2016
Published online: 13 Oct 2017 *

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