IJEP 39(8): 734-739 : Vol. 39 Issue. 8 (August 2019)
1. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, School of Mechanical Engineering, Chennai – 600 119
2. Chennai Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Chennai
In India, current oil consumption rate is 4.2 million barrels/day. India currently is the 3rd largest oil consumer after the United States and China followed by Japan. In India, oil demand increases every year due to rapid development in industrial and transportation sectors. We import 70% of our oil demands which is economically disadvantagous for a fast growing country, like India. So to come over this problem, biodiesel can be a better solution. This study is mainly focused on comparing the performance and emission properties of cinnamon biodiesel fuel with ajwain biodiesel. Both biodiesels were blended in 10%, 20% and 30% in volume with pure diesel fuel and 30 ppm of cerium oxide is added and tested in a four-stroke, single cylinder diesel engine, DI, under different engine brake powers (0.09, 0.9, 1.73, 2.62, 3.39 in kW) and 1500 rpm. Final results show that cinnamon biodiesel fuel (10% of cinnamon biodiesel and 90% pure diesel) gives better performance than all other combinations as well as the ajwain biodiesel.
Alternate fuel, Biodiesel, Brake thermal efficiency, Specific fuel consumption, Ajwain biodiesel, Cinnamon biodiesel