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Utilization of Sunflower Methyl Ester as a Diesel Engine Fuel
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 24, 2001 by SAE International in United States
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Event: Spring Fuels & Lubricants Meeting & Exhibition SAE International Fall Fuels & Lubricants Meeting & Exhibition
In this study, utilization of methyl ester obtained from raw sunflower oil as a diesel engine fuel is investigated. In order to determine performance and emissions characteristics of methyl ester fuel in comparison to those of pure diesel fuel, a series of tests were performed on a 4 stroke, 4 cylinder, 55 kW direct injection diesel engine. The diesel engine was run at full load and at various speeds with both pure diesel fuel and sunflower oil methyl ester. Torque, power, specific fuel consumption, soot, HC and CO emissions were measured for each fuel. The results show that sunflower methyl ester could be used as an alternate fuel in diesel engines.
CitationDulger, Z. and Kaplan, C., "Utilization of Sunflower Methyl Ester as a Diesel Engine Fuel," SAE Technical Paper 2001-01-3633, 2001, https://doi.org/10.4271/2001-01-3633.
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