Bio-diesel production technology and its use as fuel for diesel engine is an area for researchers due to the depletion, increase in the price and the environmental issues using petroleum diesel. Transesterification is the most common method used for preparation of monoalkyl esters of vegetable oils and fats now called bio-diesel. Physical and chemical properties of biodiesel are comparable with that of diesel therefore bio-diesel can be an alternative to petroleum-based fuels. To improve the quality of the bio diesel based fuel additives can be added which also helps in reducing the exhaust emissions from engine. In the present work, bio diesel is prepared from waste cooking oil (WCO) collected from various sources like restaurants, mess, catering services etc and Diethyl ether is added to it (5%.10%, 15% w/w) as an additive. Experiments are conducted with these fuels for operating single cylinder diesel engine. Results indicate engine performance with bio diesel and 15% diethyl ether is comparable with diesel.
Biodiesel, Transesterification, Diethyl ether, NOx
Dr. Sanjay Patil , Dr. N. D. Rao "Performance Analysis Of Diesel Engine Fueled With Blend Of Waste Cooking Oil Biodiesel And Diethyl Ether" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 1 Issue 3 2017 Page 49-51
Dr. Sanjay Patil , Dr. N. D. Rao "Performance Analysis Of Diesel Engine Fueled With Blend Of Waste Cooking Oil Biodiesel And Diethyl Ether" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 1(3)