Performance and emission characteristics of double biodiesel blends with diesel

Arun Balasubramanian Kuthalingam, Guruprasath Asokan, Vivar Marta, Igor Skryabin, Srithar Karuppiah*

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    Recent research on biodiesel focused on performance of single biodiesel and its blends with diesel. The present work aims to investigate the possibilities of the application of mixtures of two biodiesel and its blends with diesel as a fuel for diesel engines. The combinations ofpongamia pinnata biodiesel, mustard oil biodiesel along with diesel (PMD) and combinations of cotton seed biodiesel, pongamia pinnata biodiesel along with diesel (CPD) are taken for the experimental analysis. Experiments are conducted using a single cylinder direct-injection diesel engine with different loads at rated 3000 rpm. The engine characteristics of the two sets of double biodiesel blends are compared. For the maximum load, the value of specific fuel consumption and thermal efficiency ofCPD-1 blend (10:10:80) is close to the diesel values. CPD blends give better engine characteristics than PMD blends. The blends of CPD are suitable alternative fuel for diesel in stationary/agricultural diesel engines.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)255-262
    Number of pages8
    JournalThermal Science
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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