For travel and agricultural purposes, the diesel engine plays a major role in various developed economies. Due to serious environmental problem and rising cost of diesel, a lot of research is going on to replace traditional energy sources. Diesel engine cannot be replace because of its efficient performance at higher power and reliability with alternative engines. For this purpose, detailed experiments were conducted with different sets of diesel–diethyl ether–2–methoxy ethyl ether. Diethyl ether and 2–Methoxy ethyl ether were selected as additives on the basis of literature review, physical and chemical properties, availability in the market and cost. The experiments were performed with pure diesel and diesel–diethyl ether–2–methoxy ethyl ether blends with different blend ratio.
Mixing of 5% DEE and 5% MXEE with 90% diesel on volume basis (D90–DEE5–MXEE5) showed optimum results of emission and performance. By comparison of mixture D90–DEE5–MXEE5 with diesel (at standard engine conditions), Low exhaust emissions (HC 63.15 %, CO 60.00 % and Smoke 18.29 %) found to be significant at peak loads and performance enhancement (decrement in BSFC 5.00 % and increment in BTE 3.00 %). However NOx increases (2.60%).
Diesel engine, DEE, MXEE, BTE, NOx