IJMTES – COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SESAME AND JATROPHA OIL BLENDS USED AS AN ALTERNATIVE FUEL IN DIESEL ENGINE

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Author’s Name :Dr.S.V.Saravanan, Prof.L.Suresh, K.P.Shankar

Volume 01 Issue o2 February 2014

ISSN no: 2348-3121

Page No: 26-30

Abstract – The interest on alternative fuels is continuously increasing to meet the growing energy needs and protect the environment. A successful alternative fuel fulfills the environmental and energy security needs without sacrificing operating performance. One of the successful alternative fuels is biodiesel which is gaining attention in the present day world. Operationally, biodiesel blends perform very similar to conventional diesel in terms of performance and emissions without major modifications of engine because the properties of biodiesel and conventional diesel are similar. In this present work, biodiesel is prepared from sesame oil and short term tests were conducted with different blends of biodiesel and diesel on a single cylinder four stroke diesel engine and performance and emissions are evaluated and compared with diesel operation.

Keywords: Bio-diesel, sesame oil, Jatropha oil, transesterification, engine performance, exhaust emissions.

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