Evaluation of Performance and Emission Characteristic of Karanja Biodiesel and Diesel Blend in a Medium Capacity C.I. Engine Employing EGR 2011-01-1936
Depleting fossil energy reserves and large scale debasement of
the environment has been grabbing headlines for some time now.
Biodiesel has been proven by researchers to produce less CO, HC and
PM, albeit higher NOx as compared to diesel. The present
study was carried out with blends of Karanja - a type of
Leguminosae plant abundant in India - that produces non-edible seed
oil analogous to Jatropha. An exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)
system was employed to encumber the higher NOx emissions
produced with biodiesel. Performance and emission characteristics
of Karanja biodiesel blend (KB20) with EGR rates of 0, 5, 10, 15
& 20% were compared with baseline data of diesel. The results
show that adaptation of EGR with KB20 reduces NOx
emissions without any penalty on smoke opacity or BSEC.
Citation: Ramaswamy, N., Aqil, M., and Kumar, N., "Evaluation of Performance and Emission Characteristic of Karanja Biodiesel and Diesel Blend in a Medium Capacity C.I. Engine Employing EGR," SAE Technical Paper 2011-01-1936, 2011, https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-1936. Download Citation
N. Ramaswamy, Mohammad Aqil, Naveen Kumar
Alstom Projects India Ltd., Delhi Technological Univ.
SAE International Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants Meeting