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An experimental investigation on waste fishing net as an alternate fuel source for diesel engine

  • Nagarajan Sivathanu
  • Nagarajan Valai AnanthamEmail author
  • Mohammed Shameer Peer
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Abstract

In this experimental study, the feasibility of using the oil obtained from waste fishing net as a substitute for diesel fuel was investigated. Waste fishing net oil (WFNO) was obtained through pyrolysis process on a laboratory scale setup and used as a fuel in diesel engine. The properties of oil obtained from waste fishing net were examined and compared with conventional diesel fuel. Results indicated that the WFNO possesses excellent fuel properties. The calorific value of WFNO is 44,450 kJ/kg, which is higher than diesel by 1.48%. In order to study the possibility of using WFNO and its blends (WFNO 25%, WFNO 50%, WFNO 75% and WFNO 100%) with diesel as a fuel, an experimental investigation was carried out on a single-cylinder, four-stroke diesel engine. Experimental results proved that WFNO works satisfactorily on a diesel engine without any engine modifications. Brake thermal efficiency was decreased and brake-specific fuel consumption was increased while using WFNO and its blends. Moreover, there was a slight increase in engine emissions like CO, UHC, NO with WFNO and its blends.

Keywords

Waste fishing net Pyrolysis Fuel properties Diesel engine Performance Emission 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nagarajan Sivathanu
    • 1
  • Nagarajan Valai Anantham
    • 2
    Email author
  • Mohammed Shameer Peer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringV V College of EngineeringArasoorIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity College of EngineeringNagercoilIndia

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