Performance and Emanation Distinctiveness of Compression Ignition Engine Fueled with Rice Bran Biodiesel and Propanol

IJEP 43(7): 661-667 : Vol. 43 Issue. 7 (July 2023)

S. Ravi1*, A. Karthikeyan2, V. Dhinakaran3, Sai Sivaram1 and Sunil Mishra1

1. Chennai Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600 069, India
2. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Department of Automobile Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600 119, India
3. Chennai Institute of Technology, Center for Applied Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600 069, India


By reason of the exhaustion of petroleum yield alongwith terminal emanations from the exhaust of diesel engines, it has turned out to be essential in the direction of seeking in favour of the substitute for petroleum invention on behalf of enduring exploit. At present, researchers as well as connoisseurs have come to the wrapping up that biodiesel in combination with highly developed alcohols is capable of a appropriate reserve in these circumstances. Biodiesel, when combined with higher alcohol content, has been shown to improve the efficiency of a compression ignition (CI) engine while also reducing the amount of wounding exhaust gases. Rice bran oil, alongwith propanol, has been prepared in the current diesel scrutiny intermingle in order to ensure its outcome on output and emanation individuality of a diesel engine. Solitary phase alkaline transesterification was used to prepare biodiesel and then mixtures of diesel-rice bran oil and diesel-rice bran oil-propanol were primed as D90-RB10, D80-RB20, D80-RB10-P10 and D60-RB20-P20. The entire combine was then experienced through a single-cylinder, tiny service CI engine with supremacy capitulate of 3.73 kW in order to evaluate them utilising diesel. According to research, a mixture of rice bran oil, as well as propanol, can be utilised as a fuel in a CI engine devoid of requiring any modifications to the engine.


Diesel, Rice bran biodiesel, Propanol, Performance, Emission


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