Mustafa Canakci

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Biodiesel, which is a new, renewable and biological origin alternative diesel fuel, has been receiving more attention all over the world due to the energy needs and environmental consciousness. Biodiesel is usually produced from food-grade vegetable oils using transesterification process. Using food-grade vegetable oils is not economically feasible since(More)
Biodiesel is usually produced from food-grade vegetable oils that are more expensive than diesel fuel. Therefore, biodiesel produced from food-grade vegetable oil is currently not economically feasible. Waste cooking oils, restaurant grease and animal fats are potential feedstocks for biodiesel. These inexpensive feedstocks represent one-third of the US(More)
In this study, the combustion characteristics and emissions of two different petroleum diesel fuels (No. 1 and No. 2) and biodiesel from soybean oil were compared. The tests were performed at steady state conditions in a four-cylinder turbocharged DI diesel engine at full load at 1400-rpm engine speed. The experimental results compared with No. 2 diesel(More)
This study discusses the performance and combustion characteristics of a direct injection (DI) diesel engine fueled with biodiesels such as waste (frying) palm oil methyl ester (WPOME) and canola oil methyl ester (COME). In order to determine the performance and combustion characteristics, the experiments were conducted at the constant engine speed mode(More)
Biodiesel is receiving increasing attention each passing day because of its fuel properties and compatibility with the petroleum-based diesel fuel (PBDF). Therefore, in this study, the prediction of the engine performance and exhaust emissions is carried out for five different neural networks to define how the inputs affect the outputs using the biodiesel(More)
0016-2361/$ see front matter 2011 Elsevier Ltd. A doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2011.08.055 ⇑ Corresponding author at: Department of Automo Kocaeli University, 41380 Kocaeli, Turkey. Tel.: +90 3032203. E-mail addresses: (M. Canakci). In this study, animal fat obtained from leather industry fleshing wastes was used to produce methyl ester. The(More)
This study presents comparative energy and exergy analyses of a four-cylinder, four-stroke spark-ignition engine using gasoline fuels of three different research octane numbers (RONs), namely 91, 93 and 95.3. Each fuel test was performed by varying the engine speed between 1200 and 2400 rpm while keeping the engine torque at 20 and 40Nm. Then, using the(More)
In this study, the effect of ethanolegasoline and methanolegasoline blends on the engine performance and combustion characteristics has been investigated experimentally. In the experiments, a vehicle having a four-cylinder, four-stroke, multi-point injection system SI engine was used. The tests were performed on a chassis dynamometer while running the(More)
In this study, the effects of injection pressure and timing on the performance and emission characteristics of a DI diesel engine using methanol (5%, 10% and 15%) blended-diesel fuel were investigated. The tests were conducted on three different injection pressures (180, 200 and 220 bar) and timings (15 , 20 , and 25 CA BTDC) at 20 Nm engine load and 2200(More)
0016-2361/$ see front matter 2011 Elsevier Ltd. A doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2011.03.042 Abbreviations: CFME, chicken fat methyl esters; American society of testing and materials; KOH, p sodium hydroxide; KOMe, potassium methoxide; NaO ⇑ Corresponding author at: Department of Automo Kocaeli University, 41380 Kocaeli, Turkey Tel.: +90 3032203. E-mail addresses:(More)