Journal of
Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels

  • Abbreviation: J. Pet. Technol. Altern. Fuels
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2360-8560
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPTAF
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 69

Table of Content: May 2011; 2(5)

May 2011

Effect of properties of Karanja methyl ester on combustion and NOx emissions of a diesel engine

  The aim of this work is to study the effect of properties of Karanja (Pongamia pinnata) methyl ester on combustion, and NOx (oxides of nitrogen) emissions of a diesel engine. The properties of the karanja methyl ester such as viscosity, density, bulk modulus, calorific value, iodine value, cetane number, saturation% and oxygen% are considered for this study. Experiments were conducted in a naturally...

Author(s): P. V. Rao

May 2011

Jatropha oil production and an experimental investigation of its use as an alternative fuel in a DI diesel engine

  In this study, a non-edible vegetable oil was produced from jatropha fruits as a substitute fuel for diesel engines and its usability was investigated as pure oil and as a blend with petroleum diesel fuel. A direct injection (DI) diesel engine was tested using diesel,Jatropha oil, and blends of Jatropha oil and diesel in different proportions. A wide range of engine loads...

Author(s): Vijittra Chalatlon, Murari Mohon Roy, Animesh Dutta and Sivanappan Kumar