In the present work, waste fish fat from fish processing industry is considered as an energy source for diesel engines. In this regard, catalytic cracking process is considered for this present study. The physical and chemical properties of biofuel are very close to diesel fuel. The experiments were conducted in a single cylinder diesel engine to study the performance, emission and combustion characteristics of biofuel. As a result, fuel undergoes good combustion and hence there is significant improvement in performance and reduction in emissions. Experimental results indicate a marginal increase in brake thermal efficiency at all loads compared to diesel fuel. The results show that despite of high NOx and CO2, the engine has lesser UHC, CO and PM than standard diesel fuel. The premixed and diffusion combustion duration is decreased with biofuel compared to diesel fuel. The engine was running smooth at all load conditions with biofuel. It is concluded that the biofuel derived from waste fish fat can be consider as a substitute for diesel fuel.

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