PHYSIO – CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF JATROPHA BIODIESEL – KEROSENE BLENDS USED AS FUEL IN A PRESSURIZED COOKING STOVE

Publication Date : 01/02/2019


Author(s) :

Babajo, S. A, Enaburekhan, J. S.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 14
,
Issue 1
(02 - 2019)



Abstract :

Physio- chemical properties of jatropha biodiesel- kerosene blends were carried out to investigate their potential use as conventional substitute for kerosene in a pressurized kerosene cooking stove. The assessments were done by comparing some of the combustion characteristics of the blends of jatropha biodiesel with kerosene. The blends were categorized as B100 (100% biodiesel), BK20 (20% jatropha biodiesel and 80% kerosene), BK15 (15% jatropha biodiesel and 85% kerosene), BK10 (10% jatropha biodiesel and 90% kerosene), BK05 (5% jatropha biodiesel and 95% kerosene) and BK0 (pure kerosene). The result showed that the calorific value of BK100 was less than that of BK0 and decreasing in the order of jatropha biodiesel. The maximum calorific value obtained was 45400kJ/kg. The results showed a general decrease in calorific value with a decrease in kerosene content for all the fuel blends. Thus pure biodiesel had quite appreciable combustion potentials as kerosene with jatropha biodiesel used as fuel in the pressurized kerosene cooking stove.


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