PM-10 Emissions and Power of a Diesel Engine Fueled with Crude and Refined Biodiesel from Salmon Oil

Reyes . J. F. Reyes, Sepúlveda M. A.

Keywords: ester, biodiesel, transesterification, methyl ester, salmon oil


Power response and level of particulate emissions were assessed for blends of Diesel-crude Biodiesel and Diesel-refined Biodiesel. Crude Biodiesel and refined Biodiesel or methyl ester, were made from salmon oil with high content of free fatty acids, throughout a process of acid esterification followed by alkaline transesterification. Blends of Diesel-crude Biodiesel and Diesel-refined Biodiesel were tested in a diesel engine to measure simultaneously the dynamometric response and the particulate material (PM-10) emission performance. The results indicate a maximum power loss of about 3.5% and also near 50% of PM-10 reduction with respect to diesel when a 100% of refined Biodiesel is used. For blends with less content of either crude Biodiesel or refined Biodiesel, the observed power losses are lower but at the same time lower reduction in PM-10 emissions are attained.

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Título de la Revista: FUEL
Volumen: 12
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