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Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Report Recent Findings in Biosystems Engineering (Combustion characteristics and emissions of a...

August 13, 2014



Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Report Recent Findings in Biosystems Engineering (Combustion characteristics and emissions of a compression ignition engine using emulsified jatropha biodiesel blend)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Researchers detail new data in Biosystems Engineering. According to news reporting out of Kharagpur, India, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "An emulsified fuel containing 10% and 15% water by volume was prepared from a diesel blend with 10% Jatropha biodiesel (JB10) to evaluate the combustion characteristics of a 10.3 kW, single cylinder, 4-stroke, water cooled, direct injection (DI) diesel engine. Initially experiments were conducted to determine the required hydrophilic lipophilic balance (HLB)."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Indian Institute of Technology, "The results showed that JB10 and its emulsified fuel exhibited similar combustion stages to that of diesel with no undesirable combustion features observed such as an unacceptable increase cylinder gas pressure. With increasing percentage of water, ignition delay was longer at higher engine loads. Reductions in emission of CO, CO2, HC and NOx were observed for the emulsified fuel compared to JB10."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Emulsified biodiesel can be recommended for use in place of biodiesel."

For more information on this research see: Combustion characteristics and emissions of a compression ignition engine using emulsified jatropha biodiesel blend. Biosystems Engineering, 2014;123():29-39. Biosystems Engineering can be contacted at: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, 525 B St, Ste 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Biosystems Engineering - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/622795)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H. Raheman, Indian Inst Technol, Dept. of Agr & Food Engn, Kharagpur 721302, W Bengal, India.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Kharagpur, Biosystems Engineering

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