Combustion of jojoba methyl ester in an indirect injection diesel engine

M. Y.E. Selim, M. S. Radwan, S. M.S. Elfeky

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An experimental investigation has been carried out to examine for the first time the performance and combustion noise of an indirect injection diesel engine running with new fuel derived from pure jojoba oil, jojoba methyl ester, and its blends with gas oil. A Ricardo E6 compression swirl diesel engine was fully instrumented for the measurement of combustion pressure and its rise rate and other operating parameters. Test parameters included the percentage of jojoba methyl ester in the blend, engine speed, load, injection timing and engine compression ratio. Results showed that the new fuel derived from jojoba is generally comparable and good replacement to gas oil in diesel engine at most engine operating conditions, in terms of performance parameters and combustion noise produced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1401-1420
Number of pages20
JournalRenewable energy
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003


  • Alternative fuel
  • Combustion noise
  • Diesel engine
  • Jojoba methyl ester
  • Performance
  • Pollution
  • Pressure rise rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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