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An Experimental Investigation on the Performance, Combustion and Emission Characteristics of CI Diesel Engine at Various Compression Ratio With Different Ethanol-biodiesel Blends

Version 1 : Received: 6 April 2020 / Approved: 7 April 2020 / Online: 7 April 2020 (11:56:15 CEST)

How to cite: Pavuluri, S.; Reddy, B.S.; Prasad, B. An Experimental Investigation on the Performance, Combustion and Emission Characteristics of CI Diesel Engine at Various Compression Ratio With Different Ethanol-biodiesel Blends. Preprints 2020, 2020040098 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0098.v1). Pavuluri, S.; Reddy, B.S.; Prasad, B. An Experimental Investigation on the Performance, Combustion and Emission Characteristics of CI Diesel Engine at Various Compression Ratio With Different Ethanol-biodiesel Blends. Preprints 2020, 2020040098 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0098.v1).

Abstract

In the present scenario of increased industrialization and transportation in the world leads to increased consumption of fossil fuels which in turns leads to depletion of fossil fuels at a faster rate. Fossil fuels combustion is the dominant source for greenhouse gases and global warming. In view of energy crisis raised in 1970’s and environmental concern, many researches are directed towards search of alternative fuels which can replace consumption of fossil fuels as well as reduce pollution. In developing countries like India which is agriculture land the best alternative fuels are biodiesel and ethanol as they are produced from renewable feedstocks like sugarcane, corn etc. and they are also less hazardous to environment because of lower emission property. Ethanol blends results in significant reduction of emissions of hydrocarbon (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and particulates matter but increase in nitrogen oxides (NOx). The main purpose of ethanol addition is to reduce the viscosity of biodiesel blends. This paper represents significance of Compression Ratio(CR) on performance, combustion and emission of single cylinder four stroke CI diesel engine by using various compression ratios such as 17.5:1, 18.5:1 and 19.5:1. Experimental research has been conducted with four types of ethanol blends, namely E10, E20, E30 and E40. Ethanol-biodiesel mixture mixed with 2% emulsifier 1% diethyl carbonate and 1% ethyl acetate to maintain similarity and to avoid phase separation. Ethanol subjected to high compression ratio has been used to increase brake thermal efficiency (BTE). The compression ratio has been increased to improve the combustion and performance of the diesel engine.

Subject Areas

Compression Ratio (CR); CI Diesel Engine; Ethanol; Biodiesel; Performance; Combustion; Emissions and Emulsifier

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