Effect of some Turkish vegetable oil diesel fuel blends on exhaust emissions

Ergeneman M., Ozaktas T., Cigizoglu K., Karaosmanoglu F., Arslan E.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.19, no.8, pp.879-885, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908319708908898
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.879-885
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


For different types of vegetable oils of Turkish origin (sunflower, corn, soybean, and olive oil) were blended with grade No. 2-D diesel fuel at a ratio of 20/80 (v/v). The effect of the compression ratio on exhaust emissions is investigated in an American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)-cooperative fuel research (CFR) engine working with the mentioned fuel blends and a baseline diesel fuel. A decrease in soot, CO, CO2, and HC emissions and an increase in NOx emissions have been observed for fuel blends compared to diesel fuel.