Alternative diesel fuel study on four different types of vegetable oils of Turkish origin

Ozaktas T., Cigizoglu K., Karaosmanoglu F.

ENERGY SOURCES, cilt.19, ss.173-181, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00908319708908842
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.173-181


Four different types of vegetable oils of Turkish origin (sunflower, corn, soybean, and olive oil) were blended with grade 2-D diesel fuel at a ratio of 20/80 (v/v). Blends were investigated in a diesel engine with a precombustion chamber at speeds between 1200 and 2100 rpm. Vegetable oils, diesel fuel, and fuel blends were characterized according to standard test methods. It was found that for short-term use, the fuel blends have engine characteristics similar to the baseline diesel fuel. Fuel blends also display less smoke emissions than diesel fuel.