Performance and Emission Characteristics of Four Stroke Diesel Engine using Datura stramonium Oil as an Alternative Fuel

IJEP 44(1): 68-73 : Vol. 44 Issue. 1 (January 2024)

A. Arunkumar1, D. Ajith Kumar2, R. Blessing Sam Raj1 and M. Sunil Kumar1*

1. SSN College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalavakkam, Chennai- 603 110, Tamil Nadu, India
2. Jeppiaar Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sriperumbuddur, Chennai- 631 604, Tamil Nadu, India


The commercial region, that is growing everyday consumes the vestige fuel more than its growth. So, there is a demand for research on new properties of fuels for gift engines. This brought on the increase in biodiesel, which is an exchange for gasoline. An alternate fuel should be precisely feasible, economically aggressive, environmentally appropriate and effortlessly available. In this venture, esterified datura oil is used as an exchange gasoline. A single cylinder desk-bound Kirloskar engine is used to assess the performance and emission trends amongst natural diesel and datura blends. In this undertaking selection of suitable datura combo and choice of optimized injection timing for the mixture is performed. The datura oil blends are 20%, 40%, 60%, 80% and 100% of datura oil to 80%, 60%, 40%, 20% and 0% of diesel. From this assignment it might be concluded that amongst all datura and diesel blends 20% of datura and 80% of diesel mixture at 30° BTDC offers better typical overall performance nearing the diesel. When evaluating the emission traits hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide decreased at the same time as compared to diesel, whereas NOx emission barely expanded in comparison to diesel. At present neither datura oil nor biodiesel of datura oil is in the market. Hence for our study, grown datura seeds were gathered from Salem district. Hence datura aggregate can be utilized in existing diesel engines with minimum trade within the engine. It moreover describes it is not safe to use oil in greater quantity.


Datura stramonium (Datura), Bio-diesel, I.C. engine, Emissions, Diesel


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