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Title: Experimental study of using hybrid vegetable oil blends in diesel engine
Authors: Prabhakar, S
Annamalai, K
Lalvani, Isaac JoshuaRamesh
Keywords: Esterification
Hybrid vegetable oil
Madhuca indica
Pongamia pinnata
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This study presents utilizing hybrid vegetable oil from Pongamia pinnata and Madhuca indica as an alternative diesel fuel. Raw pongamia oil and mahua oil were mixed (50:50) for preparing hybrid vegetable oil (HVO). A 20% blend of methyl ester of pongamia oil (MEOP), 20% blend of methyl ester of mahua oil (MEOM) and 20% blend of methyl ester of hybrid vegetable oil (MEHVO) with 80% of neat diesel were used as a fuel in diesel engine. A 20% blend of MEHVO with 80% of diesel gave competitive performance nearing diesel. In MEHVO blend, HC, CO is reduced, however CO2 and NOx emission is slightly increased when compared to pure diesel.
Description: 612-615
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.71(09) [September 2012]

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