Year: 2017 Volume: 1 Issue: 1 Page: 13-18
PERFORMANCE, EMISSION AND COMBUSTION CHARACTERISTICS OF CI ENGINE USING BLENDS OF METHANOL AND PONGAMIA BIODIESEL
OMPRAKASH HEBBAL, S.R. HOTTI, K.H. SANTOSHKUMAR
Automobiles emission is one of the major problems in environment. Engine emits the hydrocarbon (HC), carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and nitrogen oxides (NOX) etc. NOX emission leads to dangerous effect in the environment. Nitrogen oxides are a family of poisonous, highly reactive gases. These gases form when fuel is burned at high temperatures. The present paper investigates the performance, emission and combustion characteristic of a single cylinder, naturally aspirated, water cooled, DI diesel engine running with pongamia biodiesel and blends with methanol 10%, 20% and 30% (P90M10, P80M20, and P70M30) and the experimental results were compared with that of diesel. The result showed that the fuel properties of pure pongamia, viscosity, density, flash point and fire point were found to be higher and calorific value is lower than that of diesel. Based on performance, emission, and combustion characteristics of the various blends, the optimum blend was found to be P90M10.
Anahtar Kelimeler (Keywords): Alternative fuel, diesel engine, performance, emission, and combustion, pongamia biodiesel