Methyl ester preparation from peanut oil and its effect on DI diesel engine combustion

Uddin, Md. Shazib, Joardder, Mohammad Uzzal Hossain, Sarker, Achinta Kumar, & Islam, Ruhul (2010) Methyl ester preparation from peanut oil and its effect on DI diesel engine combustion. In International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering 2010, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh.


This study investigated the preparation of methyl ester (Biodiesel) from peanut oil by transesterification method and its effect on DI diesel engine. Two parameters were measured during the engine operation: one is engine performance (brake thermal efficiency and brake specific fuel consumption), and the other is the exhaust emissions (NOx and CO).

The result showed that, when compared with neat diesel fuel, the brake thermal efficiency of biodiesel blend was almost similar or a slight lower. However, brake specific fuel consumption (bsfc) was a little higher than neat diesel. CO was lower and NOx was little higher with biodiesel blend than that of diesel. The engine performance for B10 and B20 was very similar. At medium and high load conditions the engine emissions for B10 and B20 has no significant variation.

Hence, B20 can safely be used in diesel engine without any significant penalty in engine performance and emissions.

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ID Code: 61633
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Energy Generation Conversion and Storage Engineering (091305)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 01 Aug 2013 23:36
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2013 20:45

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