Optimization of biodiesel-diesel blended fuel properties and engine performance with ether additive using statistical analysis and response surface methods

Ali, Obed M. and Mamat, Rizalman and Najafi, Gholamhassan and Yusaf, Talal and Ardebili, Seyed Mohammad Safieddin (2015) Optimization of biodiesel-diesel blended fuel properties and engine performance with ether additive using statistical analysis and response surface methods. Energies, 8 (12). pp. 14136-14150. ISSN 1996-1073

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Abstract

In this study, the fuel properties and engine performance of blended palm biodiesel-diesel using diethyl ether as additive have been investigated. The properties of B30 blended palm biodiesel-diesel fuel were measured and analyzed statistically with the addition of 2%, 4%, 6% and 8% (by volume) diethyl ether additive. The engine tests were conducted at increasing engine speeds from 1500 rpm to 3500 rpm and under constant load. Optimization of independent variables was performed using the desirability approach of the response surface methodology (RSM) with the goal of minimizing emissions and maximizing performance parameters. The experiments were designed using a statistical tool known as design of experiments (DoE) based on RSM.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 02:20
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2017 06:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: diesel engine; blended fuel; diethyl ether additive; cycle to cycle variations; wavelet analysis; response surface methodology (RSM)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3390/en81212420
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31196

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