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Title: Effect of injection timing on performance, combustion and emission characteristics of diesel engine using mahua oil methyl ester as fuel
Authors: Solaimuthu, Chandrakasan
Govindarajan, Palanisamy
Keywords: Diesel
Engine performance
Injection pressure
Injection timing
Mahua oil methyl ester
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This study presents effect of injection timing on performance, combustion and emission characteristics of mahua biodiesel (Madhuca indica) and its blends with pure diesel on a 4 stroke tangentially vertical single cylinder (TV 1) direct injection diesel engine. Standard injection pressure (220 bar) is maintained throughout the experiment. Injection timings (22°, 23° and 24° bTDC) were considered under steady state conditions at maximum load condition of the engine. At injection timing of 22° bTDC, blend B25 (25% mahua biodiesel and 75% pure diesel, by vol) gave optimum performance, which is very close to pure diesel. Thus B25 fuel can be effectively used in a diesel engine as an alternative fuel without any modification in the engine. Diesel (25%) thus saved will greatly help the interests of railways in meeting the demand for fuel, as diesel trains are operated at maximum load condition.
Page(s): 69-74
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Source:JSIR Vol.71(01) [January 2012]

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