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Performance, Emission and Combustion Characteristics of Dual Fuel (DF) Engine Fuelled with Hydrogen Induction and Injection of Honne and Honge Methyl Esters

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Renewable fuels like hydrogen and biodiesels can very well suit to diesel engine applications as they address problems of energy scarcity, foreign exchange savings and emission norms. Production of hydrogen and biodiesel to industrial scale with low cost techniques can pave way for their efficient use in engine applications. In view of this, an attempt has been made to operate a modified diesel engine on these high potential renewable fuel combinations. An experimental study was carried out to evaluate the performance, combustion and emission characteristics of diesel engine operated in dual fuel (DF) mode fuelled with esters of honne (EHNO), honge (EHO) oils and hydrogen induction. The study revealed that the brake thermal efficiency increased up to 20% hydrogen energy ratio (HER) and then it decreased. The emissions such as hydrocarbon (HC), Carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke decreased with HER while oxides of nitrogen (NOx) increased. The combustion parameters like peak pressure, ignition delay and heat release rate (HRR) increased with HER.

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Hosmath, R. , Banapurmath, N. , Bhovi, M. , Khandal, S. , Madival, A. , Dhannur, S. and Gundalli, V. (2015) Performance, Emission and Combustion Characteristics of Dual Fuel (DF) Engine Fuelled with Hydrogen Induction and Injection of Honne and Honge Methyl Esters. Energy and Power Engineering, 7, 384-395. doi: 10.4236/epe.2015.79036.

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