Study on low temperature combustion characteristics of soybean biodiesel

Yi Feng Wu, Rong Hua Huang, F. Chia Fon Lee, Zhao Wen Wang

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The low temperature combustion characteristics of four fuels i.e. pure soybean biodiesel (B100), diesel (B0) and their blends (B20, B50) were tested in a constant-volume combustion chamber to measure combustion pressure, heat release rate, fuel penetration and soot mass at ambient temperature of 800 K. The results show that with the biodiesel content in the fuel increasing, peak combustion pressure decreases and ignition delay shortens. Fuel penetration tends to increase with biodiesel content increasing, but there is not much difference between the fuel penetrations of B50 and B100. Low temperature combustion decreases soot mass significantly, and the peak soot mass decreases with biodiesel content increasing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-38
Number of pages5
JournalNeiranji Gongcheng/Chinese Internal Combustion Engine Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011


  • Fuel penetration
  • IC engine
  • Low temperature combustion
  • Soot mass
  • Soybean biodiesel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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