Biodiesel blends were prepared by mixing low sulphur #2 diesel and biodiesel of two origins (canola and frying oil) at two different concentrations (5% and 20%). They were tested in a single-cylinder four-stroke medium-speed diesel engine under three engine modes representing idle, about 50% power and full load conditions. Engine performance and emissions data obtained with the blends were compared to that of engine running with the #2 diesel. Results indicated that the 5% blends could maintain engine power and fuel economy. Frying oil based B5 provided more significant reductions on CO, THC and PM emissions and increments on NOx emissions as compared with that of the canola B5 fuel. The 20% blends reduce engine CO, PM and smoke emissions, but increase NOx emissions by up to approximately 8%. Engine cylinder pressure and injection pressure data was also collected to provide additional information for evaluation of fuel economy and emissions benefits of using the blends.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.