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Effects of palm oil biodiesel blends on the emissions of oil burner

Amirnordin, Shahrin Hisham and Alimin, Ahmad Jais and Khalid , Amir (2013) Effects of palm oil biodiesel blends on the emissions of oil burner. Applied Mechanics and Materials , 315. pp. 956-959.

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Biodiesel is one of the alternative fuels used in oil burner. In order to determine the quality of this biodiesel produced at UTHM Biodiesel Pilot Plant, it is tested in crucible furnace system. This study is focused on the effects of biodiesel on emissions from an oil burner. It uses 5 % (B5), 10 % (B10) and 15 % (B15) biodiesel blended with diesel. 100 % diesel is used as a comparison. Emissions from the combustion of diesel burner were measured using gas analyzer and smoke detector. Measured parameters were carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbon (HC), carbon dioxide (CO2) and opacity. Results show a significant improvement up to 87 % of harmful emissions showed by blended fuel compared to 100 % diesel. The overall results indicate the potential of palm oil biodiesel blend in reducing harmful emissions from the burner system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodiesel; diesel; emissions; oil burner
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP315-360 Fuel
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Plant and Automotive Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Amir Khalid
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2015 08:37
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2015 08:37
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4301
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