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A Comparison of the Use of Pyrolysis Oils in Diesel Engine

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Creating a sustainable energy and environment, alternative energy is needed to be developed instead of using fossil fuels. This research describe a comparison of the use of pyrolysis oils which are the tire pyrolysis oil, plastic pyrolysis oil and diesel oil in the assessment of engine performance, and feasibility analysis. Pyrolysis oils from waste tire and waste plastic are studied to apply with one cylinder multipurpose agriculture diesel engine. It is found that without engine modification, the tire pyrolysis offers better engine performance whereas the heating value of the plastic pyrolysis oil is higher. The plastic pyrolysis oil could improve performance by modifying engine. The economic analysis shows that the pyrolysis oil is able to replace diesel in terms of engine performance and energy output if the price of pyrolysis oil is not greater than 85% of diesel oil.

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C. Wongkhorsub and N. Chindaprasert, "A Comparison of the Use of Pyrolysis Oils in Diesel Engine," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 4B, 2013, pp. 350-355. doi: 10.4236/epe.2013.54B068.

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