Experimental Investigation of Performance Characteristics of Calophyllum Inophyllum Biodiesel in CI Engine by Varying Compression Ratio
Rahul Krishna ji Bawane1, S.V. Channapattana2, Nilima Baliram Gadge3, Sandip M. Ingole4
1Rahul Krishna ji Bawane,  PG Student, JSPM’s Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering, Pune University, Pune, India.
2S.V. Channapatana,  Mechanical Engg. Department, , JSPM’s Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering, Pune University, Pune, India.
3Nilima Baliram Gadge,  PG Student, Mechanical (Heat Power), JSPM’s Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering, Tathawade, Pune University, Pune, India.
4Sandip M. Ingole,  UG Student, Mechanical Engineering, Pad. Dr. DY Patil Institute of Engineering, Management and Research, Akurdi, Pune, India.
Manuscript received on May 29, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on June 11, 2014. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2014. | PP: 179-183  | Volume-3, Issue-5, June 2014.  | Retrieval Number:  E3192063514/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: In a modern day world alternative source of energy are given importance due to gradual depletion of fossil fuels reserves vegetable oils can be used as an alternative to diesel in CI engines. The use of vegetable oils in CI engine results in low CO and HC emissions compared to conventional diesel fuel. The present study covers the various aspects of biodiesels fuel derived from calophyllum inophyllum oil, which is converted to calophyllum inophyllum methyl esters (CIME) by transesterification process. An experiment is conducted to obtain the operating characteristics of the variable compression ratio (VCR) engine run on biodiesl made from calophyllum inophyllum oil, at various compression ratio, and the results are compared with diesel. From the comparison of results, it is inferred that the engine performance is improved with significant reduction in emissions for the chosen biodiesel without any engine modification. The effective compression ratio can be fixed based on the experimental results obtained in the engine since the findings of the present research work infer that the biodiesel obtained from Calophyllum Inophyllum oil is a promising alternative fuel for direct-injection four-stroke VCR engine.
Keywords: Biodiesel, Calophyllum Inophyllum oil, Transesterification, Various Compression Ratio, Performance and Emission Characteristics.