Experimental Investigation of Lemon Peel Oil-Gasoline Blends as a Fuel in Spark Ignition Engine

Biswal, Abinash and Balusamy, Saravanan and Kolhe, Pankaj et. al (2018) Experimental Investigation of Lemon Peel Oil-Gasoline Blends as a Fuel in Spark Ignition Engine. In: Proceedings of the 7th International and 45th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP), 10-12 December 2018, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.


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The present study is to investigate the suitability of lemon peel oil as a partial substitute to conventional gasoline. Lemon peel oil is a novel alternative biofuel derived from fresh lemon rinds. In this work, lemon peel oil is blended with gasoline at concentrations of 10% and 20% by volume. Then, a comparative analysis of performance and emission characteristics are evaluated in a single cylinder, four stroke, spark ignition engine at a constant speed for neat gasoline and biofuel blends under various loads. The result shows a marginal increase in brake thermal efficiency at lower loads for biofuel blends. However, the cyclic variability is very high at part load conditions. The unburnt hydrocarbon emission is reduced, but the carbon monoxide emission is increased little when the engine is operated with blended fuel as compared to sole gasoline. At full load, the performance of blended fuels is similar to the gasoline.

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Divisions: Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
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Date Deposited: 21 May 2019 08:40
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