Experimental Investigation on Performance of a Compression Ignition Engine Fuelled with Linseed and Rice Bran Methyl Esters
Y N V Mani Sandeep Kumar1, R. Leela Prakash2, A. Siva Durga Mahesh3, A. Aditya4, T. Ram Ganesh5

1Mr.Y N V Mani Sandeep Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KLEF, Vadeswaram, India.
2R.Leela Prakash, Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KLEF, Vadeswaram, India.
3A.Siva Durga Mahesh, Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KLEF, Vadeswaram, India.
4A.Aditya, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KLEF, Vadeswaram, India.
5T.Ram Ganesh, Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KLEF, Vadeswaram, India
Manuscript received on 01 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 1528-1533 | Volume-8 Issue-7, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G5886058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Increase in depletion of fossil fuels and increase in environmental consciousness leads industry to evolve alternative energy sources. Biodiesel is one among such evolutions. Alternate fuels are acceptable as they shows the characteristics that are nearly equal to the Petroleum products. In this study Linseed oil and Rice Bran oil is used for the production of biodiesel. These oils are edible and serves as the potential alternatives since consists the properties like density, calorific value, volatility etc. similar to the diesel properties up on some chemical processing Transesterification. Here these oils are Transesterified and made it as a biodiesel and blended with diesel in various proportions like B5, B10, B20, B30. Where B5 represents that the blend consists of 5% biodiesel and 95% diesel. Here the Linseed oil and Rice bran oil is available in larger quantity and these oils are trans-esterified and then blended with diesel. In the process of Transesterification the oil is processed with chemical agents and removal of glycerol from it leaving alkyl esters where this can be used as a biodiesel. The blends that are made using biodiesel and diesel were tested using IC engine test rig where, it gives the performance characteristics like Brake power (BP), Brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC), Brake Thermal Efficiency (BTHE), Indicated Thermal Efficiency (ITHE), Mechanical Efficiency and volumetric efficiency etc. The performance characteristics of various Blends were compared. Upon considering results the best suitable blends were shown further in this study.
Keyword: Biodiesel, Transesterification, Linseed oil, Rice Bran oil, Performance Characteristics.
Scope of the Article: High Performance Computing.