Performance And Emissions Characteristics Of Diesel Engine Fuelled With Rice Bran Oil

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Volume-4 Issue-10
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors : Ch.Narasimha , M.Rajesh


Ch.Narasimha , M.Rajesh. "Performance And Emissions Characteristics Of Diesel Engine Fuelled With Rice Bran Oil". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT). V4(10):4574-4578 Oct 2013. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group.


Due to the scarcity of conventional fuels and the crude oil, the price was going up day to day and there will be no more conventional fuels in future and also increasing the environmental pollution by the usage of crude oils, there is a need for the search of alternative fuel sources for the automobile applications. Therefore in the present investigation the oil taken is the rice bran oil which was obtained by the waste rice husk. The different proportions such as RB25, RB35, RB45, and RBE25,RBE35, RBE45, to find out the performance parameters and emissions. This work presents the experimental investigation carried on four stroke single cylinder diesel engine with Ethanol and Ethyl Hexyl Nitrate (EHN) as additives to the diesel-biodiesel blends. Ethanol was added as 10% by volume to the diesel-biodiesel blends. It was observed that the Brake Thermal Efficiency (BTE) increases in proportion to the blend percentage. The CO, HC and NOx emissions are decreased when compared to neat diesel.


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Rice bran oil, Ethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Nitrate (EHN), Emission characteristics.