Performance Evaluation of a 5 hp Diesel Engine Fueled with Blended Biodiesel of Benola Oil


  • Dr. Shiv Lal Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rajasthan Technical University Kota, India
  • Dr. Ashok Kumar Kakodia Department of Chemistry, Government College Rajgarh, Alwar, Rajasthan, India



Benola oil, Transesterification, Engine performance


In this communication, methyl ester of Benola oil was prepared by transesterification using solid potassium hydro-oxide as a catalyst and used in a 5 hp single cylinder four stroke diesel engine. Tests were performed at different load conditions and the performance was analyzed for B5 to B30 blends of Benola biodiesel and pure mineral diesel. It was concluded that the lower blends of biodiesel enhance the brake thermal efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. It was also noticed that it reduces carbon pollution but slightly increases the NOx.


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How to Cite

Dr. Shiv Lal and Ashok Kumar Kakodia, “Performance Evaluation of a 5 hp Diesel Engine Fueled with Blended Biodiesel of Benola Oil”, J. Mech. Constr. Eng., vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1–8, Apr. 2024.




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