FIELD EVALUATION OF SUNFLOWER OIL/DIESEL FUEL BLENDS IN DIESEL ENGINES.

Kenton R. Kaufman, Thomas J. German, George L. Pratt, John Derry

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Abstract

Statistical analysis was performed on the John Deere engine deposit ratings. Results revealed heavier deposits in most areas of the combustion chamber of the three engines fueled with the 50% sunflower oil/50% No. 2 diesel fuel blend. No detrimental engine deposits due to differences in engine size were observed. Based on this study, use of a 25% sunflower oil/75% No. 2 diesel fuel blend or a 50% sunflower oil/50% No. 2 diesel fuel blend as a substitute diesel fuel cannot be recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-9
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Volume29
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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