Document Type : Regular Article
Department of Mechanical Engineering, St. Joseph College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, Chennai- 602117, Tamil Nadu, India
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, St. Joseph College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, Chennai-602117, Tamil Nadu, India
Department of Mechanical Engineering, St. Joseph College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, Chennai-602117, Tamil Nadu, India
PG and Research Department of Biochemistry, Indo-American College, Cheyyar-604407, Tamil Nadu, India
Department of Physics, Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Thandalam, Chennai-602105, Tamil Nadu, India
The world''s rising industrialization and motorization are to blame for the rise in demand for petroleum products. As a result, alternative fuels that can be made with locally available materials must be sought. Biodiesel is a liquid fuel similar to diesel that is created from biological sources that are renewable. Methyl esterification is a process that may turn any type of vegetable oil or animal fat into biodiesel, which is subsequently suitable for use in diesel engines. Our present investigations, aims to examine the difficulties in producing biodiesel from neem oil and to look into the characteristics of the fuel, which is fully made of mono alkyl esters produced by the transesterification process. For this experimental operation, a single cylinder, four-stroke, kirlosker diesel engine with a 1500 rpm, 3.72 kw brake power, 110 mm stroke length, 80 mm bore, and 17.5 compression ratio was used.At 1kg, 2.5kg, and 4kg loads and 2B, 3.5B, 5B, and 6B blends, the brake power efficiency, brake thermal efficiency, mechanical efficiency, specific fuel consumption, and emission characteristics were computed and examined. Biodiesel outshines diesel oil, according to the data.