Title: Comparative study of performance and emission characteristics of a CI engine using blends of corn oil methyl ester with diesel fuel

Authors: Dinesh Kumar Sharma; Ram Kumar Agrawal

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan, Jaipur-302017, Rajasthan, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur-302026, Rajasthan, India

Abstract: The rapidly increasing demand of energy and depletion of fossil fuel resources initiated developments to renewable energy in from of vegetable oils, animal fats and their derivatives. Biodiesel derived from vegetable oils such as their methyl esters and ethyl esters are promising as performance parameters are comparable with diesel fuel and exhaust emissions are lower than that of diesel fuel. In the present study, methyl ester of corn oil is prepared through transesterification using methanol. The physical and chemical properties of corn oil methyl ester (COME) are comparable with diesel fuel. Tests have been worked out to evaluate performance and emission characteristics of a stationary compression ignition (CI) engine using COME100 and its blends (COME25, COME50 and COME75) with diesel fuel. The acquired data are compared and analysed under different load conditions for the diesel fuel.

Keywords: compression ignition engine; biodiesel; corn oil methyl ester; COME.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRET.2018.090107

International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 2018 Vol.9 No.1/2, pp.260 - 272

Received: 06 Mar 2017
Accepted: 03 Aug 2017

Published online: 28 Feb 2018 *

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