Infl uence of castor oil mix composition on the production of biofuel

Authors

  • Arnoldo Emilio Delgado Militar University of New Granada
  • Willian Aperador Chaparro Militar University of New Granada
  • Jorge Réne Silva Gonzalez Free University of Colombia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.redin.14598

Keywords:

castor oil, biofuel, densities, viscosity, combustion gases

Abstract

Castor oil trans esterifi cation has been evaluated as a source of alternative biodiesel. Three mixtures of biofuel (B5% B10% and B20%) were tested in a diesel engine. Power, fuel consumption, temperature and exhaust emissions were measured. Also, densities, viscosities, refractive indexes and combustion heats of the mixtures were determined. The use of biodiesel mixtures produces an increase of viscosity and fuel consumption, decreasing the heating and engine power, reducing the combustion gases like CO, CO2, sulfur oxides, hydrocarbons, and lowering the opacity of exhaust emissions. Additionally, a balance in the observed diesel engine performance was evidenced by the engine temperatures.

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Author Biographies

Arnoldo Emilio Delgado, Militar University of New Granada

Mechatronics Engineering.

Willian Aperador Chaparro, Militar University of New Granada

Mechatronics Engineering.

Jorge Réne Silva Gonzalez, Free University of Colombia

Mechanical Engineering.

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Published

2013-02-27

How to Cite

Delgado, A. E., Aperador Chaparro, W., & Silva Gonzalez, J. R. (2013). Infl uence of castor oil mix composition on the production of biofuel. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (58), 46–52. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.redin.14598

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