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INFLUENCE OF ALUMINA OXIDE NANOPARTICLES ON THE PERFORMANCE AND EMISSIONS IN A METHYL ESTER OF NEEM OIL FUELLED DIRECT INJECTION DIESEL ENGINE

ABSTRACT
The experimental investigation of the influence of Al2O3 nanoadditive on performance and emissions in a methyl ester of neem oil fueled direct injection Diesel engine is reported in this paper. The Al2O3 nanoparticles are mixed in various proportions (100 to 300 ppm) with methyl ester of neem oil. The performance and emissions are tested in a single cylinder computerized, 4-stroke, stationary, water-cooled Diesel engine of 3.5 kW rated power. Results show that the nanoadditive is effective in increasing the performance and controlling the NO emissions of methyl ester of neem oil fueled Diesel engines.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2015-10-10
PAPER REVISED: 2016-05-21
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2016-06-30
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2016-08-07
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI151010165B
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2017, VOLUME 21, ISSUE 1, PAGES [499 - 510]
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