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Energies 2014, 7(12), 8132-8149; doi:10.3390/en7128132

Effects of Canola Oil Biodiesel Fuel Blends on Combustion, Performance, and Emissions Reduction in a Common Rail Diesel Engine

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Technical Education Center, GM Korea Company, 72 Saengmuol-ro, Gunsansi, Jeollabuk-do 573-882, Korea
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Division of Mechanical Design Engineering, Chonbuk National University, 567 Baekje-daero, Jeonjusi, Jeollabuk-do 561-756, Korea
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Received: 29 September 2014 / Revised: 19 November 2014 / Accepted: 1 December 2014 / Published: 5 December 2014
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Abstract

In this study, we investigated the effects of canola oil biodiesel (BD) to improve combustion and exhaust emissions in a common rail direct injection (DI) diesel engine using BD fuel blended with diesel. Experiments were conducted with BD blend amounts of 10%, 20%, and 30% on a volume basis under various engine speeds. As the BD blend ratio increased, the combustion pressure and indicated mean effective pressure (IMEP) decreased slightly at the low engine speed of 1500 rpm, while they increased at the middle engine speed of 2500 rpm. The brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) increased at all engine speeds while the carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter (PM) emissions were considerably reduced. On the other hand, the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions only increased slightly. When increasing the BD blend ratio at an engine speed of 2000 rpm with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) rates of 0%, 10%, 20%, and 30%, the combustion pressure and IMEP tended to decrease. The CO and PM emissions decreased in proportion to the BD blend ratio. Also, the NOx emissions decreased considerably as the EGR rate increased whereas the BD blend ratio only slightly influenced the NOx emissions. View Full-Text
Keywords: canola oil biodiesel blends; exhaust gas recirculation; combustion characteristics; exhaust emissions; diesel engine canola oil biodiesel blends; exhaust gas recirculation; combustion characteristics; exhaust emissions; diesel engine
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Yoon, S.K.; Kim, M.S.; Kim, H.J.; Choi, N.J. Effects of Canola Oil Biodiesel Fuel Blends on Combustion, Performance, and Emissions Reduction in a Common Rail Diesel Engine. Energies 2014, 7, 8132-8149.

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