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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 4, April 2020 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Effect Of Methanol Fumigation On Performance And Emission Characteristics In A Jatropha Bio-Diesel Fueled Single Cylinder Constant Speed CI Engine

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S. Ranjithkumar, C. Suthan, B. Earnestpremkumar, R. Revand, M. Rajesh



bio-diesel, bio-alcohol, fossil fuels, fumigation, jatropha, methanol.



One of the major threat in today’s world is depletion of fossil fuels. After the discovery of IC engine hundred years ago fossil fuels played a major role in the development of every country. After the discovery of fossil fuels in the Middle East every country fought, there were several wars between the nations to get fossil fuels from them. So this shows the importance of fossil fuels. The alternative to fossil fuels are bio-diesel, bio-alcohol and electricity. In our country, 80% of the electricity is produced from fossil fuels so electricity cannot be a suitable alternative to fossil fuels. Biodiesel and bio-alcohol derived organically could be an alternative to fossil fuels. Biodiesel can be produced from various oils such as corn oil, rice bran oil, waste cooking oil, rape seed oil, orange peel oil, but compared to all of, bio -diesel produced from Jatropha has a calorific value nearer to diesel and it is non-edible in nature which is not being consumed by human beings, so we have selected Jatropha bio-diesel as an alternative to diesel. But using of blends of Jatropha bio-diesel with diesel produce higher NOx emission, which can be reduced by after treatment method but they are costlier in application. The main objective of this experimental work is to reduce the NOx emission by using methanol fumigation in the inlet manifold of the CI engine selected.



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