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Performance and Emission Characteristics of a Spark Ignition Engine using Biobutanol Produced from Sugarcane Juice

Authors: Uti JN, Taiwo AG, Adogbeji OV


This work investigated the performance of biobutanol from sugarcane juice as a source of biofuel. Gasoline procured from the filling station (G100) was used as a baseline for comparison with the produced biobutanol (B100). The experiments were conducted at varying engine speed from 1000 rpm to 2800 rpm with an increment of 450 rpm. The performance of the engine was compared with the gasoline (G100), biobutanol (B100) and the biobutanol blend (70 % gasoline, mixed with 30 % biobutanol B30). The results showed an improved brake thermal efficiency with B100 and B30 of 12.12 % and 12.82 % respectively at 2800 rpm compared with the G100 (8.55 % at the peak).

Affiliations: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Keywords: Biobutanol, Gasoline-additive Blend, Spark Ignition, Emission, Biofuel
Published date: 2020/06/30

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ISSN: 2635-3342 (Print)

ISSN: 2635-3350 (Online)

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