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Impact of Al2O3 nano additives blended with biodiesel derived from chicken fat oil on performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine

R. Manjunathaa,b, Byregowda H. V.b & G. Panduranga Murthyc
aVivekananda Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
bResearch Centre, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ghousia College of Engineering, Ramanagara, Karnataka, India
cMaharaja Institute of Technology, Mysore, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
Received : 16th July, 2022 ; Revised : 18th August, 2022

Abstract– The experimental investigations on the influence of Aluminium Oxide Nanoparticles blended Chicken Fat Oil Biodiesel (Methyl Esters) on the Performance & Emission characteristics of CI engine is reported in this paper. In the experimentation, the proportion of 50ppm & 100ppm of Aluminium Oxide Nano-particles were mixed with Chicken Fat Oil Biodiesel. The analyses were progressed with a blending ratio of B20CFOME (Chicken fat Oil Methyl ester) individually and in combination of the blending ratio of B20CFOME with Aluminium Oxide Nano-particles in the proportion of 50ppm & 100ppm respectively. The results revealed that, there is a significant increase in brake thermal efficiency and reduction in brake specific fuel consumption for both B20CFOME blending and the B20CFOME with Nano additive-blends. The Emission parameters like hydrocarbons & carbon monoxides are decreased whereas, the slight increase in nitrogen oxides for B20CFOME & B20CFOME with Nano additive blends were noticed when compared with diesel. In conclusion, all the parameters studied were displayed better performance at in combination of B20CFOME with Nano additive-blends compared with an individual blending ratio of B20CFOME.

Key words: CI Engine, Chicken FatMethyl Esters (Biodiesel), CFOME, Aluminium Oxide nano particles

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