EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON THE EFFECT OF FUEL ADDITIVES WITH TAMARIND BIODIESEL ON THE PERFORMANCE AND EMISSION CHARACTERISTICS OF DIESEL ENGINE

V. Dhana RAJU, P.S. KISHORE, Harish VENU

Abstract


The present research work focuses on the influence of different oxygenated fuel additives as ignition improvers on performance and emission characteristics of diesel engine fueled with tamarind seed methyl ester (TSME 20) biodiesel blend. Three oxygenated fuel additives are considered in this study, namely Diethyl ether (DEE), Di-methyl carbonate (DMC) and Namyl alcohol (NAA) at various concentrations (5% and 10%) on volume basis. The experiments were conducted on the fourstroke single cylinder water cooled diesel engine at constant speed (1500 rpm) with different loads of 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% for the diesel and fuel additive biodiesel blends. From the experimental outcomes, TSME 20 with DEE fuel additive generated enhanced performance and lower tail pipe emissions among the other tested fuels. However, the specific fuel consumption and the oxides of nitrogen were marginally increased. Hence, the use of oxygenated fuels to TSME 20 biodiesel blend could be seriously considered as a potential alternative to diesel that can effectively address global energy crisis as well as ensure environmental conservation.


Keywords


Tamarind seed methyl ester; fuel additives; performance and emissions

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