Document Type : Special Issue Manuscripts
Department of Mechanical Engineering, K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, 621112, India
K.Ramakrishnan College of Technology
K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology
The importance of biodiesel as a renewable and economically available alternative to fossil fuel for applications in Compression Ignition (CI) engines has led to intense research in the field over the last two decades. This is predominantly due to the depletion of petroleum resources and increasing awareness of environmental and health impacts from the combustion of fossil fuel. Biodiesel is favored over other biofuels because of its compatibility with present day CI engines, with no further adjustments required to the core engine. Such as carbon monoxide, Sulphur oxides, unburnt hydrocarbons and particulate matters are potentially reduced. The effects of biodiesel on nitrogen oxides emission require further tests and validations. The improvement in most of the diesel emission species comes with a trade-off in a reduction of brake power and an increase in fuel consumption. The outcomes completely corroborate the assumption which claims that adding biodiesel to conventional diesel fuel has a strong influence on lowering CO2, CO, HC, Oxides of Nitrogen and smoke.