PERFORMANCE AND EMISSION CHARACTERISTICS OF DIESEL ENGINE USING LINSEED OILMETHYL ESTERS
Sk. Shehanaz Begum, Dr. C.Naga Bhaskar
Lin seed Oil, Transestirification, Bio fuels, Alternative fuels.
Due to the scarcity of conventional fuels, 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 Linseed oil which was obtained by the transesterification of linseed oil. In the initial stage the tests are conducted on the 4-stroke single cylinder water cooled direct injection diesel engine by using diesel and base line data is generated. Further in the second stage experimental investigations are carried out on the same engine with same operating parameters by using the linseed oil blending with diesel in different proportions such as L5, L15, L25 and L35 to find out the performance parameters and emissions. The performance and emission parameters obtained by the above tests are compared with the baseline data obtained earlier by using diesel.