Diesel Engine Performance on Chlorella vulgaris Biodiesel

Sathish, T ; Singaravelu, Dinesh Kumar


This research paper highlights the results of analyses conducted to assess performance characteristics of an unmodified CI engine fuelled by a new third-generation biodiesel derived from Chlorella vulgaris algae oil and its mixtures with neat diesel. A single-cylinder direct injection ignition compression engine was used to prepare and test three separate fuels at a rated speed of 1500 rpm. Parameters such as torque, net power, specific fuel consummation and thermal efficiency were evaluated for the engine output. Results from the experiment show that use of algae oil blend in diesel engine has performed better for the studied parameters.


Algae oil; Blending; Injection; Net Power; SFC

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