Eichhornia crassipes biodiesel as a renewable green fuel for diesel engine applications

performance, combustion, and emission characteristics

Harish Venu, Dhinakaran Venkataraman, Prince Purushothaman, Dhana Raju Vallapudi

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Abstract

This work examines the feasibility of fuelling biodiesel derived from Eichhornia crassipes in a compression ignition engine. This work also proposes water hyacinth biodiesel (WHB) as a potential alternative energy source since the above species is available extensively in freshwater, marine, and aquatic ecosystems throughout the world. WHB was blended with petroleum diesel fuel at various volume proportions of 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, and 100% and their properties were analyzed as per ASTM standards for its application as biofuel. The prepared test fuels were analyzed experimentally in a single-cylinder diesel engine at constant speed (1500 rev/min) for its performance, combustion, and emission characteristics. Test results projected that the characteristics of 20% WHB + 80% diesel fuel blend were in par with neat diesel fuel in terms of thermal efficiency, HC, CO, and smoke emissions. However, WHB blends resulted in slightly higher levels of CO2 and NOx emissions. At full load, the attained cylinder pressure and heat release rate of WHB were comparatively lower than diesel fuel. Ignition delay is lowest for B100 blend and therefore the diffusion burning phase of biodiesel phase is found to be dominant in comparison with diesel fuel. For biodiesel blends, the combustion starts earlier due to higher cetane number, lessened delay period, and lowered calorific value followed by lowered HRR. [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18084-18097
Number of pages14
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Volume26
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Venu, Harish ; Venkataraman, Dhinakaran ; Purushothaman, Prince ; Vallapudi, Dhana Raju. / Eichhornia crassipes biodiesel as a renewable green fuel for diesel engine applications : performance, combustion, and emission characteristics. In: Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2019 ; Vol. 26, No. 18. pp. 18084-18097.
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In: Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 26, No. 18, 01.06.2019, p. 18084-18097.

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