Investigation of Properties of Turpentine Oil Blends with Petrol and Diesel as an Alternative Fuel

Author(s): T. Senthilkumar, Pon.Azhagiri, S.Sridhar

Abstract: Pollution from the petroleum oil increases day by day in terms of CO2, CO, NOX, PM an many other gases and particles. Price difference and economy leads people toward the use of alternative fuels.  To overcome this problem turpentine oil is mixed with petrol and diesel and taken as different samples. Then the properties like flash and fire point, cloud and pour point, calorific value, carbon content, ash content are analyzed at various proportions of turpentine oil (5%, 10%, 15%, 20% of 100ml sample). Fuels, as for any other type of substance, can be assigned some physical and chemical properties (e.g. density, thermal capacity, vapourpressure, chemical formula, etc. However, most of the times, combustion properties are also assigned to  blended fuels, in spite of the fact that these properties depend on the oxidizer (e.g. air, pure oxygen) and the actual process (e.g. the explosion limits depend on the boundary conditions for a given fuel/oxidizer pair). Fuel price, availability, risk, and so on, could also be considered fuel properties(attributes).