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Review Article

Experimental and Computational Studies on Spray, Combustion, Performance and Emissions Characteristics of Biodiesel Fueled Engines

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Dr. Avinash Kumar Agarwal

Engine Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur-208016, India
akag@iitk.ac.in

Sungwook Park

School of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 133-791, Republic of Korea
parks@hanyang.ac.kr

Atul Dhar

School of Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Mandi -175005, India
er.atuldhar@gmail.com

Chang Sik Lee

School of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 133-791, Republic of Korea
cslee@hanyang.ac.kr

Suhan Park

School of Mechanical Engineering, Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-757, Republic of Korea
suhanpark2@gmail.com

Tarun Gupta

Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur-208016, India
tarun@iitk.ac.in

Neeraj Gupta

Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur-208016, India
gupta.neeraj09@yahoo.com

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4040584 History: Received April 08, 2018; Revised June 09, 2018

Abstract

Biodiesel has emerged as a suitable alternative to mineral diesel in compression-ignition (CI) engines, in order to ensure global energy security and to reduce engine out emissions in near future. Biodiesel derived from various feedstocks available worldwide fits well in the current fuel supply arrangement for transport sector. However, biodiesel as an alternative transportation fuel has been extensively investigated because of differences in its important fuel properties compared with baseline mineral diesel. Since fuel properties greatly influence spray development, combustion and emission formation in IC engines, a number of experimental and computational studies on biodiesel usage in CI engines have been performed to determine its brake thermal efficiency (BTE), gaseous emissions, durability, etc., by various researchers using variety of engines and feedstocks. In present study, a critical review of the effect of biodiesel's fuel properties on engine performance, emissions and combustion characteristics in existing diesel engines vis-a-vis conventional diesel has been undertaken. In addition, the progress and advances of numerical modeling involving biodiesel is also reviewed to determine effect of fuel properties on spray evolution and development of reaction mechanisms for combustion simulation. Fuel properties are discussed in two categories: physical, and chemical properties, which are key parameters affecting spray and combustion processes. Subsequent sections review spray, combustion, emissions and performance characteristics of biodiesels under various engine operation conditions.

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