Performance and Emission Parameters of CI Engine Using Karanja Oil Methyl Ester and Biogas in Dual Fuel Mode

Authors(1) :-Dr. R. Ramachandra

The present study tries to investigate the possibility to absolutely replace the fossil fuel by the alternative fuel, those available near by the users. For this, an experimental investigation was carried out on a single cylinder, direct injection diesel engine operating on Karanja Oil Methyl Ester (KOME) with Biogas in dual fuel mode. During the experimentation, the engine performance and exhaust emission parameters were measured in terms of Brake Thermal Efficiency (BTE), Brake Specific Energy Consumption (BSEC), Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Unburent Hydrocarbon (HC), and Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx). The results indicate that the use KOME (biodiesel) and biogas produces a maximum brake thermal efficiency of 16.63% in comparison to 30.63% that produced by neat diesel. On the other hand, the measured maximum reduction in HC emissions (11.93%) was found with adding 2 gm/min biogas in to the biodiesel and NOX emissions was found 33.45% lower than that of neat diesel with adding 8 gm/min biogas in to the biodiesel. All the test results significantly improved the performance and emission parameters by using alternative fuel. Therefore the present paper provides a strong platform to entirely replace the fossil fuel.

Authors and Affiliations

Dr. R. Ramachandra
Principal & Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SKD Engineering College, Gooty, Andhra Pradesh, India

BSEC, Dual fuel, Biodiesel, Biogas.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 6 | November-December 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-12-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 754-761
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1736201
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Dr. R. Ramachandra, " Performance and Emission Parameters of CI Engine Using Karanja Oil Methyl Ester and Biogas in Dual Fuel Mode, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.754-761, November-December-2016.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET1736201

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