Abstract

Experimental Investigations on Variable Compression Ratio Diesel Engine Fueled with Mahua Oil and Diesel Blends

Author(s): Krishna Chaitanya AV

India is taking a gander at renewable option fuel sources to decrease its reliance on imported products of oils. As India imports 70% of the oil, the nation has been hit hard by expanding expense and instability. As of late the biomass assets are being utilized as option powers and successful utilization of those energizes is picking up unmistakable quality as a substitute approach to tackle the issue of a dangerous atmospheric deviation and energy crisis. Among all the option powers existing mahua oil is additionally one. Mahua oil is extracted from mahua seed oil. The properties of these blends were observed to be practically identical to diesel and affirming to the American standards, experiments are conducted on variable compression ratio diesel engine, which is water cooled, rated at a speed of 1500 rpm. Unique mixes of transesterified mahua oil, diethyl ether with diesel were tested at different proportions and at different compression ratios like 14:1, 16:1, 18:1 and 20:1. From the experimental results we have identified that Slight increase in brake thermal efficiency and decrease in specific fuel consumption compared to that of diesel. The expense of transesterified mahua oil is low contrasted with the expense of diesel. Henceforth, mahua oil blends with diesel is more economical. However, this is a partial solution to the growing diesel scarcity in developing nations like our own.


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