THERMAL SCIENCE

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ROLE OF BIODIESEL WITH NANOADDITIVES IN PORT OWNED TRUCKS AND OTHER VEHICLES FOR EMISSION REDUCTION

ABSTRACT
Biodiesel is presently available all over the world and can be produced from several types of biomass. Biodiesel fuels are gaining more and more importance as an attractive alternate fuel in various transport sectors due to their renewable nature and lower pollution impact. However, the ports and the shipping sector are still in the early stage of orientation towards biofuels. In the present work, an experimental investigation on the use of diesterol blend (a mixture of diesel, ethanol with biodiesel) with cerium oxide as a nanoadditive (D80JBD15E4S1 + cerium oxide) in a compression ignition engine is performed to assess the emission characteristics. The results reveal that the presence of the cerium oxide nanoparticle changes the reaction patterns and heat transfer rate that reduces both the CO and CO2 percentage concentration in the exhaust gas appreciably. Further, the reduction in CO2 emission in the port of Chennai is quantified considering the replacement of neat diesel with those of modified diesel blend in port owned trucks and vehicles.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2016-06-13
PAPER REVISED: 2016-09-20
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2016-11-12
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2016-12-03
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI160613295M
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2017, VOLUME 21, ISSUE 1, PAGES [605 - 614]
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