CI Engine Characteristic Investigation by Application of Metal-Based Additives with Biodiesel Blends

  • L. BharathEmail author
  • D. K. Ramesha
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 169)


In the present world scenario, it is challenging to reduce harmful emissions and reduce dependency on conventional petroleum from petroleum dominant countries. Recent research works reveal the suitability of biodiesel derived from vegetable and animal sources is successfully replacing the conventional diesel fuel that is majorly used in various sectors. But more emphasis should be given on works related to usage and effects of metal oxides to various biodiesel blends in order to obtain favorable outcomes. In the present study, method of obtaining biodiesel from WCO is discussed and the effect of titanium oxide (TiO2) metal-based additives taken in three different concentrations (80, 100 and 120 ppm) as an additive to WCO biodiesel on the enhancement of beneficial parameters related to IC engine is discussed. It is observed from the present study that 100 ppm of TiO2 additives into B20 (20% WCO biodiesel with 80% diesel) fuel blend showed better results than conventional diesel and B20 biodiesel.


Biodiesel Metal oxides Metal-based additives Titanium oxide Waste cooking oil 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, K R Circle, Bangalore UniversityBengaluruIndia

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