An Experimental Investigation Performance of an Engine Using COCODIESEL as an Alternate Fuel

Authors

  • T. Venkata Yathesh Kumar Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRIT College Ananthapuramu
  • K.Neelakanta Asstiant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRIT College Ananthapuramu
  • V. Arundhati Asstiant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRIT College Ananthapuramu
  • M. Usharani Asstiant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRIT College Ananthapuramu.

Keywords:

Alternative fuels, COCODIESEL Emissions, Diesel engines, fossil fuel.

Abstract

with the growth of modern civilization and industrialization in worldwide, the demand for energy is increasing day
by day. Majority of the world’s energy needs are met through fossil fuels and natural gas. As a result the amount of fossil
fuels is on diminishing from year to year. Since the fossil fuel is non-renewable, so fuel price is gouging as a consequence of
spiraling demand and diminishing supply. At present the power generation of our country is mainly depends on imported
fossil fuels. To reduce the dependency on imported fuel, the use of renewable sources has become more popular. So the aim
this project is use the coconut oil as a renewable and alternative fuel. By blending of coconut oil and methanol with diesel to
get more efficiency and reduce emissions from the engine. Development of alternatively fueled engines has become vital in
order to meet the increasingly stringent emissions norms being implemented globally. Furthermore, alternative fuels provide
a cost benefit, due to the lower costs of production of these fuels. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Petroleum Gas
(LPG) and Hydrogen-CNG blended fuel (HCNG) are promising alternative fuels in India. For the most part, almost anything
that can be burned can be used as a fuel source, but to really work on a large scale, an alternate energy source has to meet
certain criteria. It has to produce more net energy for less money than current technologies, it must be widely available in
large quantities and it should produce minimal pollution. In many applications like Transportation, Power generation,
Marine applications etc., diesel Engines are being used as a major source. During last century, the uses of fossil resources
are increasing due to significant growth of population and change in life style. This causes crises of fossil fuel depletion For
the diesel engines there is an urgent need for suitable alternative fuels .In this paper will be examined the use of diesel-corn
oil mixtures in diesel four stroke engine.. With diesel and different blends of corn oil, an attempt is made to analyze the
performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine. Based on experimental analysis of the engine brake power
specific fuel consumption thermal efficiencies are calculated. Emissions such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide are
measured.

Published

2017-04-25

How to Cite

T. Venkata Yathesh Kumar, K.Neelakanta, V. Arundhati, & M. Usharani. (2017). An Experimental Investigation Performance of an Engine Using COCODIESEL as an Alternate Fuel. International Journal of Advance Engineering and Research Development (IJAERD), 4(4), 370–377. Retrieved from https://ijaerd.com/index.php/IJAERD/article/view/2563