alexa Effect of Turbo Charging on the Performance of Dual Fuel (DF) Engine Operated on Rice Bran Oil Methyl Ester (RBOME) and Coconut Shell Derived Producer Gas Induction

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Effect of Turbo Charging on the Performance of Dual Fuel (DF) Engine Operated on Rice Bran Oil Methyl Ester (RBOME) and Coconut Shell Derived Producer Gas Induction

Nataraja KM1, Banapurmath NR2*, Yaliwal VS3 and Manavendra G4
1J.S.S. Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore 560060, Karnataka, India
2B.V.B College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli, Karnataka, India
3S.D.M. College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad 580 002, Karnataka, India
4B.I.E.T. College of Engineering and Technology, Davangere, Karnataka, India
Corresponding Author : Banapurmath NR
Department of Mechanical Engineering
B. V. B. College of Engineering and Technology
Hubli 580 031, Karnataka, India
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Received March 03, 2015; Accepted March 30, 2015; Published April 07, 2015
Citation: Khandal SV, Banapurmath NR, Yaliwal VS, Manavendra G (2015) Effect of Turbo Charging on the Performance of Dual Fuel (DF) Engine Operated on Rice Bran Oil Methyl Ester (RBOME) and Coconut Shell Derived Producer Gas Induction. J Pet Environ Biotechnol 6:216. doi:10.4172/2157-7463.1000216
Copyright: © 2015 Khandal SV, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Producer gas operated diesel/biodiesel dual fuel engines suffer from 20-30% derating due to lowered gas energy content and reduced volumetric efficiency. These drawbacks of dual fuel (DF) engines can be overcome by using a suitable turbocharger (TC) matched to the modified diesel engine. Concept of the turbo-charging is an attractive solution to considerably improve the performance with lower emissions for DF engines. In view of this, comprehensive experimental study was carried out on a diesel engine fitted with TC operated in DF mode using biodiesel of rice bran oil and producer gas derived from Coconut shell induction. From the study it is observed that DF engine could operate at higher loads of 3.33 kW (up to 90% load) compared to normal aspirated (NA) DF engine which operated at 2.96 kW (80% load). Results showed that the turbo-charging facilitated improved performance of TCDF at higher loads with maximum brake thermal efficiency of 22.5% and 10-25% reduced emissions of smoke, HC and CO compared to NADF engine.


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