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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2011 Vol.2(6): 395-399 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2011.V2.141

Experimental Studies on a Diesel Engine Fueled withWood Pyrolysis Oil Diesel Emulsions

R.Prakash, R. K.Singh, and S.Murugan

Abstract—This paper describes the combustion, performance and emission parameters of a diesel engine fueled by wood pyrolysis oil (WPO) diesel emulsion with Diethyl ether (DEE) as an ignition improver. Experimental studies were carried out in a single cylinder, four stroke, air cooled, and DI diesel engine with three fuels that were WPO diesel emulsion, WPO diesel emulsions with addition of 2% and 4% DEE. The results were compared with the diesel fuel data, analysed and it is presented in the paper. The brake thermal efficiency is found to be higher by 6.34, 9.5 and 9.3 percentages for WPO diesel emulsion, WPO diesel emulsions with 2% and 4% DEE respectively when compared with diesel fuel at full load. The percentage reduction in NO emissions of about 19.21, 28.38 and 34.81 were noticed for the above said fuels.

Index Terms—Diesel engine, emission, ignition improvers,performance, pyrolysis, surfactant.

R.Prakash and Prof. S.Murugan are with the Mechanical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa, 769 008India. (e-mail:;
Prof. R.K.Singh is with the Chemical Engineering Department, NationalInstitute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa, 769 008 India. (


Cite: R.Prakash, R. K. Singh, and S. Murugan, "Experimental Studies on a Diesel Engine Fueled with Wood Pyrolysis Oil Diesel Emulsions," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 395-399, 2011.

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