Experimental Investigation Highlighting Performance and Emission Characteristics of Algae Bio-Fuelled Diesel Engine

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Experimental Investigation Highlighting Performance and Emission Characteristics of Algae Bio-Fuelled Diesel Engine

August 31, 2021 Chemical Science 0

The rising usage of fossil fuels has prompted a search for alternate energy sources in recent years. Microalgae has emerged as one of the potential sources of biofuels from algae, and it is favoured since it is environmentally friendly and sustainable. Spirulina and chlorella microalgae oil was extracted using a pyrolysis process at 350°C, and the bio-oil properties were studied. When compared to spirulina bio-oil, the viscosity and density of chlorella bio-oil were extremely similar to ordinary diesel fuel. The experiment was carried out for B10 mix for spirulina and chlorella algae bio-fuel in a single cylinder four stroke diesel engine under various loading circumstances. CL10D90’s maximum output power at 100 percent load was approximately identical to that of diesel fuel, and its specific fuel consumption was virtually identical to that of diesel. CL10D90 has a 4 percent greater brake thermal efficiency than SP10D90 and a 2% higher brake thermal efficiency than diesel, as well as a higher combustion characteristic of peak heat release rate. At full load, HC and CO emissions are reduced, whereas NOX emissions are slightly increased. The experiment’s findings show that using CL10D90 bio-oil in a diesel engine is a viable alternative.

Author (S) Details

J. Kuberan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, S. K. P. Engineering College, Thiruvannamali (T.N.), India.

N. Alagumurthi
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, India.

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