Performance of Conventional Engine with Algae Oil at Varying Injection Timing and Injection Pressure
The performance of a Field Marshal® diesel engine using biodiesel obtained from algae oil and its blend at varying injection timing and injection pressure have been discussed in this paper. Engine performance (brake specific fuel consumption, brake thermal efficiency) and emissions (CO, NOx) were measured to evaluate and compute the behavior of the diesel engine running on biodiesel. The brake specific fuel consumption increased, whereas brake thermal efficiency decreased with increase in the proportion of biodiesel in the blends’ at all injection timings and injection pressures tested. However, a reverse trend for these parameters was observed with increase in the injection timing and fuel injection pressure.
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