Experimental Testing of Bio Fuel Extracted from Cassava
Sunil Sharma1, Kamlesh Kumar Mishra2, Preeti Singh3

1Sunil Sharma, B.Tech, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjab Technical University, PTU MS Oklahoma Lovely Professional University, Phagwar India.
2Kamlesh Kumar Mishra, B.E, Assistant Professor, Department of Automobile Engineering, Shivaji University, Kolhapur Punjab Technical University, PTU Lovely Professional University, Phagwar India.
3Preeti Singh, B.Tech, Assistant Professor, GBPU A&T, Pantnagar CAD-CAM National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur Lovely Professional University, Phagwara India.
Manuscript received on 6 April 2014 | Revised Manuscript received on 17 April 2014 | Manuscript Published on 30 April 2014 | PP: 71-73 | Volume-3 Issue-11, April 2014 | Retrieval Number: K15940431114/14©BEIESP
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Abstract: In this study, ethanol has been extracted from raw cassava root and blended with diesel. The performance of a constant speed, stationary diesel engine using ethanol–diesel blends as fuel has been evaluated experimentally. The experiments have been performed using 5, 10, 15 and 20% ethanol-diesel blends. Diesel fuel has been used as a basis for comparison the testing of various engine parameters such as BHP, RPM and efficiency. The efficiency observed for blending of 15% of ethanol in diesel with 1% additive is higher than any other proportion of the blending of diesel with ethanol.
Keywords: Biofuel, Cassava, Brake Power, Thermal Efficiency.

Scope of the Article: Thermal Engineering