Author : S.Tamilzhazagan 1
Date of Publication :7th August 2016
Abstract: At present every country is facing two major challenges namely energy crisis and environmental degradation. Carrying need of the day is to mean fuel, more fuel and cheaper fuel. More over the growing use of petroleum fuels in the ever increasing number of automobiles is causing rapid degradation of environment in every country due to vehicle exhaust pollution. To meet this twin problem of fuel oil scarcity and air pollution caused by the growing use of petroleum fuel, alternate renewable clean burning fuel should be explored for using motor vehicles. Alternate fuel is very essential that of alternatives for the fossil fuels such as atrophy, pongamia, coconut oil , etc. It has been found that now a days biodiesel plays an important role in the automobile industry. This project aims at reducing the cost of the fuel consumers by blending the coconut oil with diesel with different proportions and testing the performance of blended diesel. The tests were carried out for raw coconut oil 70% with 30% diesel and camphor tablets. The performance were studied and it is concluded that, the bending of 20%, 40%, 60%, 80% and 100% at room temperature gives better fuel consumption and also improves emission norms.
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