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Title: Effects of Soybean Methyl Ester on the Performance Characteristics of Compression Ignition Engine
Authors: Fasogbon, S. K.
Asere, A. A.
Keywords: Effects,
Methyl Ester,
compression Ignition Engine
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
Abstract: Depletion and hazardous gas emissions associated with fossil fuels have caused scientists and global attention to focus on the use of “alternative, eco-friendly substitutes for use in Compression Ignition Engines. In this work, biodiesel was produced by trans-esterification of soybean obtained from a Nigerian market using Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) as a catalyst.” After the production, the physical properties (specific gravity to kinematic viscosity and net calorific value) of the Soybean-biodiesel produced and petrol diesel obtained from a filling station in Nigeria were determined, and these properties conform to conventional standards (ASTM). A cummins-6V-92TA DDEC diesel (Compression ignition, CI) engine was run on various biodiesel-petrol diesel blends (0/100, 10/90, 20/80, 30/70 and 40/60), the B20 (blend 20/80) was found to be the most satisfactory.
Description: Staff Publication
Appears in Collections:Research Articles

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