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Title: Thumba (<i>Citrullus colocyntis</i>) seed oil: A sustainable source of renewable energy for biodiesel production
Authors: Pal, Amit
Kachhwaha, S S
Maji, S
Babu, M K G
Keywords: Biodiesel
<i>Citrullus colocyntis</i>
Engine performance
<i>Jatropha curcas</i>
Issue Date: May-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Thumba (<i>Citrullus colocyntis</i>) seed oil can be used for production of biodiesel. A comparative experimental study, carried out on a four cylinder, direct injection, water cooled diesel engine operating on diesel and biodiesel blends (B10, B20 and B30) of <i>C. colocyntis </i>and <i>Jatropha curcas</i>, showed that like <i>J. curcas</i>, biodiesel of <i>C. colocyntis </i>can be used as an alternative fuel with better performance and lower emissions compared with diesel.  
Description: 384-389
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.69(05) [May 2010]

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