Experimental Analysis on Emission Characteristics of Palmarosa Alkyl Group Biofuel Feedstock

  • Ganapathi ArumugamEmail author
  • Kandasamy Muralidharan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


This work proposes palmarosa methyl ester (PME) as a potential alternative energy source as the above species is wildly grown in wetland provinces of India, Bhutan, Afghanistan, including Nepal and China. PME was emulsified with oil fuel at varied volume magnitudes of PME10, PME20, PME30, PME40 and PME100 and their properties were analyzed as per ASTM standards in a single-cylinder ICE at continuous swiftness (1500 rev/min) for its regulated emissions. Test results foretold that the characteristics of PME20 resulted in marginally more elevated amounts of THC (2%), carbon-dioxide (4.1%) and carbon monoxide (3.86%) emissions when equated with diesel.


Palmarosa methyl ester Combustion Biofuel Regulated emission 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringAVS College of TechnologySalemIndia
  2. 2.Mechanical EngineeringSona College of TechnologySalemIndia

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