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Injection Characteristics of a CI Engine Fuelled with Pongamia Pinnata Methyl Ester


Honnegowda, Dr Ramesha D K
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Compression ignition engine is a popular prime mover in rural areas, particularly in the places where electrical power is not available. The rapid depletion of fossil fuel has stimulated worldwide efforts to produce alternative fuel to diesel fuel. Use of bio origin fuel as an alternative fuel can contribute significantly towards the twin problem of fuel crises. The fuel of bio origin may be the bio diesel obtained from edible or non-edible vegetable oil through transesterification process. Most of the properties of bio diesel compare favourably with the characteristics required for diesel fuel. This fuel in the form of blend with diesel performs almost as well as neat diesel fuel with no engine modification. Honge oil is non-edible vegetable oil. Experiments are conducted on 10 HP single cylinders, four stroke, water cooled CI engine using honge oil methyl esters to study the engine performance at different injection pressures and different injection timing. The effect of injection pressure on the performance at three different working pressures of 180, 200, and 220 bar and at three different timing of 23°, 27°  and 30° are studied. Non edible honge oil bio diesel was tested for their use as substitute fuels for diesel engines. The results showed a better performance at an injection pressure of 200 bar and injection timing 300° bTDC.

Honnegowda, Dr Ramesha D K

Honge Oil Methyl Ester; CI Engine; Injection Pressure; Injection Timing; Performance Characteristics.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 4 | July-August - 2015
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2015-08-25 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
316-320 IJSRSET151456   Technoscience Academy

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Honnegowda, Dr Ramesha D K, "Injection Characteristics of a CI Engine Fuelled with Pongamia Pinnata Methyl Ester", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.316-320, July-August-2015.
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