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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B41/S17.050

PERFORMANCE AND EMISSIONS OF DIESEL ENGINE WITH TARAMIRA BIODIESEL

M.G. Bannikov, M. A. Valliani, R. Merchant, S. Q. Mudassir, U. Hassan
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-15-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 4, Vol. 1, 385-392 pp

ABSTRACT
In this paper test results of Taramira biodiesel in a four-stroke, single-cylinder, directinjection diesel engine over the range of loads at the rated speed are provided. Engine performance and emissions parameters with biodiesel were compared with those of diesel oil. Result’s discussion and conclusions drawn are supported by an analysis of the fuel injection and combustion characteristics derived from indicator diagrams. Engine fuelled with the undiluted Taramira biodiesel showed increased by about 15% specific fuel consumption, which was explained by the lesser heating value and reduced by about 2% fuel conversion efficiency of biodiesel, whereas emissions were comparable with those of diesel oil. It was concluded, that Taramira oil can be used as the feedstock for commercial production as well as by the farmers for the domestic production of biodiesel. The ways to improve engine performance with biodiesel are discussed.

Keywords: Taramira biodiesel, efficiency, emissions