Diesel Engine Perormance Improvement by Using Cetane Improver
Goutham Solasa1, Nariganani SD Satadeep2, T. Raghu Krishna Prasad3, G. Suresh Babu4
1Goutham Solasa, K.L. University, Guntur (A.P.), India.
2Nariganani SD Satadeep, K.L. University, Guntur (A.P.), India.
3T.Raghu Krishna Prasad, K.L. University, Guntur (A.P.), India.
4G.Suresh Babu, K.L. University, Guntur (A.P.), India.
Manuscript received on March 02, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on April 13, 2013. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2013. | PP: 769-776 | Volume-2, Issue-4, April 2013. | Retrieval Number: D1488042413/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: Green Fuel, also known as Biofuel is a type of fuel distilled from plants and animal materials. It is believed by most of the people to be more environmentally friendly than the widely used fossil fuels. Green fuel has evolved as a possible fuelling option as the world drains out its possible energy resources. It has a big role to play in the future as far as the replacements to the already existing fossil fuels are concerned. We, as a group, aim at evaluating the performance and combustion characteristics of one of the biofuels, bio diesel. The performance of biodiesel can be evaluated by an index called as cetane number. Cetane number is a measurement of combustion quality of diesel fuel during compression ignition. It is a significant expression of diesel fuel quality among a number of other measurements that determine overall diesel fuel quality. Data has been collected from the experiments done and comparison is drawn between the performance of diesel engine filled with biodiesel and diesel. This report also focuses of the manufacturing process of biodiesel, the different types of cetane improvers available and their effect on the performance of diesel engine.
Keywords: The performance and combustion characteristics.