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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 20, No. 2, 2016, pp. 303-306
Bioline Code: ja16036
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2016, pp. 303-306

 en Emission Characterization of Diesel Engine Run on Coconut Oil Biodiesel its Blends and Diesel
NICHOLAS, A. MUSA; GEORGINA, M. TERAN & SARAKI, A. YAMAN

Abstract

The use of biodiesel in running diesel has been called for, with a view to mitigating the environmental pollution, depletion, cost and scarcity associated with the use diesel in running diesel engine. So the need to characterize the emissions from these biodiesel, cannot be overemphasized, hence this paper presents the evaluation of the emissions of particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide(CO), hydrocarbon(HC) and oxides of nitrogen(NOX) from diesel engine run on coconut oil biodiesel, its blends and diesel for comparison. The result of the evaluation showed that NOX emission increased with increase in percentage of the biodiesel in the blend, while PM, CO, HC decreased with increase in the percentage biodiesel in the blend. In comparison with diesel, diesel has the least emission of NOX and the highest emission of PM, CO and HC.

Keywords
Diesel engine; diesel; coconut oil biodiesel; blends; emissions

 
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