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Effect of Carbon Nanotube Dispersions to the Palm Oil Diesel-Biodiesel Blend Properties

Ahmad Basirul Subha, Alias and Thegaraju, D. and Sharma, K. V. (2013) Effect of Carbon Nanotube Dispersions to the Palm Oil Diesel-Biodiesel Blend Properties. In: International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research (ICMER2013), 1-3 July 2013 , Bukit Gambang Resort City, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. pp. 1-14.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper reports on the use of Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) as an additive to the palm oil diesel–biodiesel fuel blends and its effects to the fuel properties. The tested biodiesel fuels were prepared by dispersing CNT into the diesel-biodiesel fuel blends at five different concentrations of 0.005% vol, 0.010% vol, 0.015% vol, 0.020% vol, 0.025% vol respectively and have their properties tested and compared against the standard baseline pure palm oil biodiesel and diesel fuel. Three blending proportions of B100 (100% palm oil biodiesel by volume percentage), B20, and B10 were used for experimentations. Results shown that the thermal conductivity and flash point of the fuels dispersed with CNT have increased with higher dispersion concentration of CNT. The pour point data however, shown a decrement trend when dispersed with CNT at higher concentrations and suspension of CNT in blends has also increased the fuel’s cetane number as well as fuel’s Heating Value (HV). Dispersion of CNT as additive has improved the fuel properties and operational characteristics of palm oil biodiesel fuel and its blends

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiesel fuels; Diesel fuels; Fuels blends; Carbon nanotubes; Biodiesel fuel properties
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: mala
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2014 04:19
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 09:17
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/4038
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