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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 34 issue 2 (june 2014) : 87-91


Rajneesh Kumar*, Anoop Dixit, Shashi Kumar Singh, Monica Sachdeva, Arshdeep Singh
1Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141 004, India
Cite article:- Kumar* Rajneesh, Dixit Anoop, Singh Kumar Shashi, Sachdeva Monica, Singh Arshdeep (2024). STUDIES ON COMPATIBLE FUEL PROPERTIES OF SUNFLOWER ETHYL ESTER AND ITS BLENDS WITH DIESEL FOR FUEL USE IN COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINES. Agricultural Science Digest. 34(2): 87-91. doi: 10.5958/0976-0547.2014.00021.4.
The transesterification of refined sunflower oil by means of ethanol, using potassium hydroxide as catalyst, was studied. The objective of the work was to characterize the ethyl esters for its use as biodiesels in compression ignition engine. Transesterification experimental runs were carried out for varying oil: ethanol ratio (v/v of oil) with different catalyst concentrations at 65OC temperature and reaction time for 2 hr. The fuel characterization of ethyl ester was carried out and the results were found to be within international biodiesel standard specifications.
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