Volume 10 Issue 2 - April 2018

  • 1. Effects of preheated crude jatropha oil on performance and emissions of di diesel engine

    Authors : V V R Seshagiri Rao

    Pages : 71-76

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.102.11

    Keywords : Crude jatropha oil, Performance, Exhaust Emissions, Injection pressure, Normal temperature, preheated temperature

    Abstract :

    Nowadays alternative fuel research has gained prominence in the context of depletion of conventional fossil fuels. Diesel is being consumed in agricultural and transport sectors. Hence efforts are going on to search for suitable substitutes for diesel fuel (DF). Vegetable oils are important substitutes for diesel fuel as their properties are comparable to diesel. Only non-edible vegetable oils can be considered as fuels in diesel engine, as edible oils are in great demand due to socio economic restrictions. In the present work, the crude jatropha oil (CJO) is used as the alternative fuel for diesel. Experiments were conducted on the Conventional Diesel Engine (CE) to evaluate the performance and emissions at different operating conditions (normal and pre-heated temperature) of CJO with varied injection pressures. The results were compared with that of the diesel operation at the manufacturer’s recommended injection pressure of 190 bar. The performance of the engine improved with preheated condition of the vegetable oil when compared with normal condition. The preheated vegetable oil at higher injection pressure gave comparable performance to that of diesel operation at recommended injection pressure.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    V V R Seshagiri Rao, "Effects of preheated crude jatropha oil on performance and emissions of di diesel engine", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=930&j_id=4471, Volume 10 Issue 2 - April 2018, 71-76, #ijltetorg