Title

Developing An Optimal Bio-Petrol Diesel Blend To Maximize Engine Performance

Author(s)

Dillon Harper

School Name

The Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Biochemistry

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

1st Place

Abstract

Biodiesel fuel is commonly and easily produced from waste vegetable oil (WVO) and can be utilized in most commercially available diesel engines. The objective of this study is to find the optimal blend of biodiesel/petrol-diesel and then use this optimal blend to record data on engine performance under load. In this project, a go-kart or lawn tractor will be converted to use a small diesel engine. Performance tests can then be conducted using the predetermined optimal blend of biodiesel/petrol-diesel. Tests will be conducted using a dynamometer and will include torque, horsepower, and fuel efficiency. The goal is for a biodiesel blend to perform as well if not better than available petroleum diesel fuel.

Start Date

4-11-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

4-11-2015 9:15 AM

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Apr 11th, 9:00 AM Apr 11th, 9:15 AM

Developing An Optimal Bio-Petrol Diesel Blend To Maximize Engine Performance

Biodiesel fuel is commonly and easily produced from waste vegetable oil (WVO) and can be utilized in most commercially available diesel engines. The objective of this study is to find the optimal blend of biodiesel/petrol-diesel and then use this optimal blend to record data on engine performance under load. In this project, a go-kart or lawn tractor will be converted to use a small diesel engine. Performance tests can then be conducted using the predetermined optimal blend of biodiesel/petrol-diesel. Tests will be conducted using a dynamometer and will include torque, horsepower, and fuel efficiency. The goal is for a biodiesel blend to perform as well if not better than available petroleum diesel fuel.