Experimental Utilization of 2-Ethoxy Ethyl Acetate as a Blend in a Single Cylinder CI Engine
Rahul Sood1, Ashwani Kumar2, Gurpreet Singh Batth3
1SEr. Rahul Sood, PG student, Mechanical Engineering Department, Rayat & Bahra Instituteof Engg and Bio Tech, Kharar, India.
2Er. Ashwani Kumar, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engg. Department, Rayat & Bahra Institute of Engg and Bio Tech, Kharar, India.
3Er. Gurpreet Singh Batth, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Chandigarh College of Engg Tech. Sec 26 Chandigarh,India.
Manuscript received on April 15, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on April 16, 2014. | Manuscript published on April 25, 2014. | PP: 21-23 | Volume-2 Issue-6, April 2014. | Retrieval Number: E0687032514/2014©BEIESP
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Abstract: In this investigating study diesel fuel was used as a reference fuel for 2-Ethoxy Ethyl Acetate –diesel blends. The blends containing 5, 10 and 15% of 2-Ethoxy Ethyl Acetate fuel by volume are tested on test rig developed for the experimentation. All the tests were conducted in steady state and were set at constant engine speed 1500 RPM. With the addition of oxygen in the fuel, it has been observed that the emission contents reduce remarkably. Moreover there is an increase in the Brake Horse Power and Brake Thermal Efficiency of the engine. So it can be concluded that the addition of 2-Ethoxy Ethyl Acetate by 10% in diesel not only helps to reduce the exhaust emission but also increases the performance of the diesel engine. 10% blend increases the BHP by 7.6% and BTE increases by 7.2 % at full load conditions. Also this blend ration decreases the CO % by 16%, HC by 11.9% and Smoke Opacity reduces by 19.11%. The experimental results prove that the use of 2-Ethoxy Ethyl Acetate fuel as a blend improves the engine operation and reduces the environmental pollution.
Keywords: 2-Ethoxy Ethyl Acetate, Oxygenated fuel, Diesel engine, Engine emission, Exhaust smoke, Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Hydrocarbon.