Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society

, Volume 60, Issue 8, pp 1592–1596

Effects of processing and chemical characteristics of plant oils on performance of an indirect-injection diesel engine

  • C. R. Engler
  • L. A. Johnson
  • W. A. Lepori
  • C. M. Yarbrough
Symposium

DOI: 10.1007/BF02666591

Cite this article as:
Engler, C.R., Johnson, L.A., Lepori, W.A. et al. J Am Oil Chem Soc (1983) 60: 1592. doi:10.1007/BF02666591

Abstract

Engine performance curves were obtained for crude, degummed, and degummed-dewaxed sunflower oils and for crude, degummed, and alkali refined cottonseed oils using a single-cylinder, precombustion chamber design diesel engine. Crude oils gave very poor performance and are considered unsuitable for use as alternative diesel fuels. Performance curves for processed sunflower and cotton-seed oils were slightly better than for diesel fuel, but increased carbon deposits and lubricating oil fouling were noted. Although processed oils may be acceptable fuels for short-term use, they are not recommended as alternative diesel fuels at this time.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. R. Engler
    • 1
  • L. A. Johnson
    • 1
  • W. A. Lepori
    • 2
  • C. M. Yarbrough
    • 2
  1. 1.Food Protein Research and Development CenterTexas Engineering Experiment StationCollege Station
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural EngineeringTexas Agricultural Experiment StationCollege Station