Combustion characteristics of a turbocharged DI compression ignition engine fueled with petroleum diesel fuels and biodiesel

Canakci M.

BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, cilt.98, sa.6, ss.1167-1175, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 98 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.biortech.2006.05.024
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1167-1175


In this study, the combustion characteristics and emissions of two different petroleum diesel fuels (No. I and No. 2) and biodiesel from soybean oil were compared. The tests were performed at steady state conditions in a four-cylinder turbocharged DI diesel engine at full load at 1400-rpm engine speed. The experimental results compared with No. 2 diesel fuel showed that biodiesel provided significant reductions in PM, CO, and unburned HQ the NOx increased by 11.2%. Biodiesel had a 13.8% increase in brake-specific fuel consumption due to its lower heating value. However, using No. 1 diesel fuel gave better emission results, NOx and brake-specific fuel consumption reduced by 16.1% and 1.2%, respectively. The values of the principal combustion characteristics of the biodiesel were obtained between two petroleum diesel fuels. The results indicated that biodiesel may be blended with No. 1 diesel fuel to be used without any modification on the engine. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.