Characteristics and Thermal Efficiency of Biofuels: Rubber Seed Oil as a Renewable Energy Source
Sundaram Arvind Narayan1, Sutha Shobana2
1Prof. Sundaram Arvind Narayan, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Energy, K.N.S.K. College of Engineering, Therekalputhoor, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Prof. Sutha Shobana, Department of Chemistry, Rajas Institute of technology for Women, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on May  05, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on May 11, 2013. | Manuscript published on May 15, 2013. | PP: 18-20 | Volume-1 Issue-6, May 2013 . | Retrieval Number: F0291051613/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Biodiesel, Fatty Acid Methyl Esters are alternative diesel fuels. Generally they obtained from renewable bio–sources, chiefly rubber seed oil which is extracted from rubber seeds (Heavea braziliensis) and is the one with significant potential. In this presentation, the fuel characteristics and thermal efficiency of biodiesel (BD100), diesel (BD00) and a blend of five percent biodiesel (BBD5) by volume of diesel were studied with their performance and the emissions of blend of five percent biodiesel (BBD5) which was comparable to diesel. It is a pattern of research, basic for the development of other bio sources as well.
Keywords: Biodiesel, Heavea braziliensis, Fuel characteristics, Thermal efficiency