Preliminary study on combustion of biodiesel for power generation

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Abstract

In the recent wake of escalating crude oil prices due to depletion of fossil fuel, biodiesel has generated a significant interest as an alternative fuel for the future. The use of biodiesel to fuel microturbines or gas turbine application is envisaged to solve problems of diminishing supplies of fossil fuel reserves and environmental concerns. This paper examines the combustion of biodiesel derived from Malaysian Waste Cooking Oil (WCO) in a combustion test facility to study the feasibility of using the designated fuel at five various volumetric ratios for gas turbine application. Biodiesel was produced from waste cooking oil in Malaysia, mainly from palm oil sources and animal fats. The oil burner was able to fire the five blends of fuel without any modification or pretreatment. The combustion performance of Malaysian WCO biodiesel and distillate blends was examined with respect to the combustion efficiency. The results indicated biodiesel combustion required less air for stoichiometric combustion due to presence of oxygen in the fuel. Indeed biodiesel stand as a potential alternative fuel for power generation application with the best efficiency at blended ratio of 20% biodiesel and 80% distillate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Energy
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)0791837904, 9780791837900
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2006
Event2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 05 Nov 200610 Nov 2006

Publication series

Name2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Energy

Other

Other2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period05/11/0610/11/06

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Biodiesel
Power generation
Cooking
Alternative fuels
Fossil fuels
Gas turbines
Oil burners
Palm oil
Test facilities
Oils and fats
Animals
Crude oil
Oxygen
Air
Oils

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)

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Tan, E. S., Palanisamy, K., Hussein, I., & Ani, F. N. (2006). Preliminary study on combustion of biodiesel for power generation. In Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Energy (2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Energy). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2006-13338
Tan, Ee Sann ; Palanisamy, Kumaran ; Hussein, Ibrahim ; Ani, Farid Nasir. / Preliminary study on combustion of biodiesel for power generation. Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Energy. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2006. (2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Energy).
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Tan, ES, Palanisamy, K, Hussein, I & Ani, FN 2006, Preliminary study on combustion of biodiesel for power generation. in Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Energy. 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Energy, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006, Chicago, IL, United States, 05/11/06. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2006-13338

Preliminary study on combustion of biodiesel for power generation. / Tan, Ee Sann; Palanisamy, Kumaran; Hussein, Ibrahim; Ani, Farid Nasir.

Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Energy. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2006. (2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Energy).

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Tan ES, Palanisamy K, Hussein I, Ani FN. Preliminary study on combustion of biodiesel for power generation. In Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Energy. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 2006. (2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2006 - Energy). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2006-13338