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Performance of oil burner system utilizingvarious palm biodiesel blends

Rajo Mantari, Muhammad Hanafi Asril and Mohd Jaafar , Mohammad Nazri (2009) Performance of oil burner system utilizingvarious palm biodiesel blends. International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 4 (3). pp. 273-278. ISSN 1823-0334

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Abstract

This paper presents an investigation on the performance of an oil burner system utilizing various palm biodiesel blends. Biofuel used in this study is a blend of diesel and palm olein, called palm biodiesel. The performance of burner system using palm biodiesel is based on its temperature profile and emissions generated such as nitrous oxide (NOx), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and carbon monoxide (CO). In this study, Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) is extensively used to simulate the combustion process in the combustion chamber. The results were validated with experimental result. The experimental data was obtained from the burner test rig. The simulation covered three main areas which are cold flow (non reacting flow), evaporation of liquid spray and Eddy Dissipation combustion. The turbulence model used is k-e model while discrete phase modeled (DPM) was modeled using Lagrangian framework. The CFD results showed reasonable agreement with experimental for flame length while for the temperature profile the simulation results were over predicted.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:emissions, CFD, biofuel, NOx, temperature profile
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:13048
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:15 Jul 2011 01:44
Last Modified:15 Jul 2011 01:44

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