Experimental Investigation On Di Diesel Engine Powered By Macro And Micro Algae Methyl As Fuel

International Journal of Mechanical Engineering
© 2020 by SSRG - IJME Journal
Volume 7 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : R.Panchamoorthy, R.Velappan, M.Kannan, M.Thambidurai
: 10.14445/23488360/IJME-V7I2P103
MLA Style:

R.Panchamoorthy, R.Velappan, M.Kannan, M.Thambidurai, "Experimental Investigation On Di Diesel Engine Powered By Macro And Micro Algae Methyl As Fuel" SSRG International Journal of Mechanical Engineering 7.2 (2020): 16-20.

APA Style:

R.Panchamoorthy, R.Velappan, M.Kannan, M.Thambidurai,(2020). Experimental Investigation On Di Diesel Engine Powered By Macro And Micro Algae Methyl As Fuel. SSRG International Journal of Mechanical Engineering 7(2), 16-20.


Biodiesel as a renewable and sustainable alternative fuel has gained importance in recent times. Biodiesel can be replaced to fossil fuel. It has lower emission. In third generation algae are alternative fuel to mineral diesel. Algae have better feedstock for production of biodiesel. It macro type of algae are naturally available in waste land and coastal area In micro type of algae are cultivated in river, open pond, tank. The algae has higher lipid content and cultivation period are low compare toothers.In this study the macro and micro are choosen for production biodiesel. The both macro and micro are harvested ,filtered, dried and powdered. The powdered of macro and micro algae sample are subjected into soxhlet chemical apparatus used to extract the lipid content in repeated washing with help of solvent such as isopropanal and N-hexane.The extracted lipid converted into algae methyl ester (AME) through transesterification process.Physio and Chemical properties of macro and micro AME were analyzed and tabulated.AME blended with neat diesel in the ratio of macro and micro AME20,AME100 . The optimized blend of AME20 macro and micro are compared to diesel. The test was conducted in single cylinder water cooled DI diesel Engine.The break thermal efficiency of optimized blend in microAME20 is higher than compared to macro AME20 and neat diesel. In the maximum load. Hydrocarbon(HC) emission is also reduced in both macro and micro AME20 for all loads. The smoke density and NOx of both are lower compare to diesel at maximum load.


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Key Words:

AME, HC, Break Thermal Efficiency