Used sunflower oil as an alternative fuel for diesel engines

Cigizoglu K., Ozaktas T., Karaosmanoglu F.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.19, no.6, pp.559-566, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.559-566
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Used sunflower oil was blended with grade No. 2-D diesel fuel at a ratio of 20 / 80 (v / v). The fuel blend was tested in a diesel engine with a precombustion chamber at speeds between 1200 and 2100 rpm. The fuel blend and the diesel fuel were rated according to standard test methods. It was found that for short-term use the fuel blend has characteristics similar to those of the baseline diesel fuel and that it displayed less smoke emission than the diesel fuel.