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Title: Performance evaluation of a single cylinder diesel engine fueled with biodiesel produced from pumpkin oil
Authors: Kumar, D Jayaprasanna
Binnal, Prakash
Keywords: Biodiesel;Pumpkin oil;Transesterification
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This study presents transesterification of pumpkin oil to produce biodiesel. A maximum biodiesel yield (96.32%) was observed under optimum conditions for pumpkin oil transesterification [temp., 50°C, molar ratio of methanol to oil, 6:1, KOH, 1.2% (by wt of oil) and time, 90 min]. Performance characteristics of B20 were found to be quite close to petroleum diesel. Thus, 20% blend of pumpkin oil biodiesel can be safely used with petroleum diesel.
Page(s): 75-78
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.71(01) [January 2012]

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