Influence of Madhuca Longifolia Biodiesel Blends on Diesel Engine Characteristics
G. Jamuna Rani1, Y. V. Hanumantha Rao2, B. Balakrishna3

1G. Jamuna Rani*, Department of Mechanical Engineering, VR Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada, AP, India.
2Y.V.Hanumatha Rao, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.
3B.Balakrishna, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Manuscript received on February 10, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 19, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 10, 2020. | PP: 298-302 | Volume-9 Issue-5, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: E2158039520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.E2158.039520
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Abstract: In daily life the demand for fuel is increasing and there is a need to find alternate fuels to overcome the environmental pollution problems. In this present study, experimentation was done on a diesel engine, at a speed of 1500 rpm by varying load from 0% to 100% using diesel and Madhca Longifolia biodiesel blends and the results were analysed to know the engine behaviour. Madhuca Longifolia biodiesel was prepared by using the acid catalyst method followed by transesterification process and then the tested biodiesel blended fuel samples MLB25, MLB0, MLB75, MLB100 were prepared by adding Madhuca Longifolia biodiesel in the rate of 25, 50, 75, 100 for diesel on volume basis. From the aquired results It was perceived that the performance of the engine was improved with MLB25 fuel sample compared to all other biodiesel blend fuel samples. And for all biodiesel blend fuel samples, the exhaust emissions like unburned hydrocarbons (ubhc), carbon oxide (CO), Smoke were reduced compared to the diesel and nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx) were increased slightly compared to diesel fuel. From the observed results, the MLB25 fuel sample suggested as alternate fuel in diesel engines in place of conventionsl diesel.
Keywords: Bio-diesel Blends, CI Engine, Madhuca longifolia, Efficiency, Emissions
Scope of the Article: Bioinformatics