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Gnanasikamani BALAJI Marimuthu CHERALATHAN


The experimental investigation of the influence of alumina oxide (Al2O3) nano additive on performance and emissions in a methyl ester of neem oil fuelled direct injection diesel engine is reported in this paper. The alumina oxide nanoparticles are mixed in various proportions (100 to 300 ppm) with methyl ester of neem oil. The performance and emissions are tested in a single cylinder computerized, 4-stroke, stationary, water-cooled diesel engine of 3.5 kW rated power. Results show that the nano additive is  effective in increasing the performance and controlling the NO emissions of methyl ester of neem oil fueled diesel engines.

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BALAJI, Gnanasikamani; CHERALATHAN, Marimuthu. INFLUENCE OF ALUMINA OXIDE NANOPARTICLES ON THE PERFORMANCE AND EMISSIONS IN A METHYL ESTER OF NEEM OIL FUELLED DI DIESEL ENGINE. Thermal Science, [S.l.], mar. 2017. ISSN 2334-7163. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 aug. 2017. doi:
Received 2017-03-06
Accepted 2017-03-13
Published 2017-03-13


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