Emission and tribological studies on nano CuO/Jatropha methyl ester/Synthetic mineral oil in a two-stroke engine. 2019-28-0095
In lieu of the increase in the population of automobiles, there is heavy use of fossil fuels and mineral oils. This leads to depletion in fossil fuel and mineral oil which is a by-product of petroleum. We cannot depend on this for a long period of time and which is toxic to the environment. In order to reduce the usage of existing mineral oil for lubrication, a source of non-edible oil from Jatropha Curcus which is available in an abundant and renewable source of alternative lubricant is processed as jatropha methyl ester because of high viscosity and density and blended with base oil which reduces the pollution. To increase the antiwear properties of the lubricating oil nano copper oxide particle additive are blend with the base oil which is tested in a two-stroke engine. Emission and tribological effects have been tested. There are chances of them being depleted in a short span of years. As a replacement for mineral oil, varies vegetable oils are taken up for research purpose in order to use them as an alternate for the present mineral lubrication. As an initiation for this, the jatropha oil is tested.
Anbalagan Ramakrishnan, Govindasamy Rajamurugan, Prabu Krishnasamy
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology
International Conference on Advances in Design, Materials, Manufacturing and Surface Engineering for Mobility