Assessment of Ethanol as Fuel Additive to Diesel-Biodiesel Blends on Combustion and Performance Characteristics in CI Engine
K Rajesh1, Ganesh D. B2

1K Rajesh (Research Scholar), Deptmant of Mechanical Engineering STJ Institute of  Technology Ranebennur, India.

2Dr Ganesh D. B, Deptmant  of  Mechanical Engineering, G M Institute of  Technology, Davangere, India.

Manuscript received on 20 August 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 27 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 31 August 2019 | PP: 582-587 | Volume-8 Issue-9S2 August 2019 | Retrieval Number: I11210789S219/19©BEIESP DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.I1121.0789S219

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Abstract: Biodiesel is one of the most promising and technically viable partial replacements to the petroleum diesel. Many research works were carried out on diesel -biodiesel blends focusing on the performance and emission aspects of the CI engine. Diesel biodiesel blends encounter with operational problems like higher viscosity, higher surface tension and less intensity atomization of the burning mixing. These set back in the diesel-biodiesel can be overcome by the addition of the ethanol to the diesel -biodiesel mixture. An attempt has been made to use higher concentration of ethanol by using Karanja biodiesel as medium of mixing with diesel. In this paper discussion has been made on the effect on the performance and combustion aspects of CI engine operating on the Diesel-biodiesel-ethanol blends.

Keywords: IC engine, Ethanol; Bio Diesel, Combustion, Performance
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Design