EVALUATION OF EMISSION CHARACTERISTICS ON CI DIESEL ENGINE USING MUTTON TALLOW METHYL ESTER (Published)
Nowadays for any country petroleum based fuels have become important for its development. Products derived from crude oil continue to be the major and critical sources of energy for transportation sector all over the world. However, petroleum reserves are non renewable and are depleting day by day. For a growth of any country, it is strongly depends on transportation and power generation. Thus, For India it has become a major challenge in facing fuel crisis. It is important to identify suitable alternate fuel as substitution in place of diesel fuel. Any alternate fuel which finds suitable as substitute to diesel is comparatively inferior to diesel in both performance and combustion characteristics. Hence there is a need to improve and optimize the fuel properties and operating parameters respectively. In this work an attempt is made with different combustion chambers using mutton tallow biodiesel. This oil transesterified using methyl alcohol and an alkaline catalyst to produce tallow methyl ester. The experiments are conducted on CI diesel engine of 5.2 KW with eddy current dynamometer using Mutton Tallow Methyl Ester (MTME). The emission characteristics are computed from the experiments and are compared with diesel fuel.