Combustion measurements of waste cooking oil biodiesel

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Conference Proceeding
11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017, 2017, 2017-December
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An experimental investigation was performed to assess the combustion characteristics of a waste cooking oil (WCO) biodiesel fuel under simulated compression-ignition engine conditions. A conventional diesel was used as a base fuel for comparison purpose. The fuels were injected into the quiescent steady environment inside a constant-volume combustion chamber (CVCC) of 19.4 kg/m ambient density, 6 MPa ambient pressure, and 1100 K bulk temperature. A range of optical diagnostics were performed, to compare the fuels over ambient O concentrations of 10-21 vol.%, and injection pressures of 70-130 MPa. The results reveal that for the investigated test conditions (i) the lift-off lengths and the first soot distances of the biodiesel are consistently longer than that of diesel; (ii) the peak soot level of the flame increases with the relative distance between the first soot formation and flame liftoff; and (iii) the WCO biodiesel has a lower soot formation propensity than diesel. The fuel liquid lengths were also measured to be shorter than their lift-off distances, indicating no interaction between their spray and combustion processes. 3 2
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