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ISRN Renewable Energy
Volume 2011, Article ID 405182, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/405182
Research Article

Experimental Investigation of Performance and Emission Characteristics of Mahua Biodiesel in Diesel Engine

1Annai Velankanni Polytechnic College, Siruvathur, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, Panruti 607110, India
2St. Anne’s College of Engineering & Technology, Siruvathur, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, Panruti 607110, India
3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, Annamalai Nagar 608002, India

Received 30 June 2011; Accepted 25 August 2011

Academic Editor: B. Ma

Copyright © 2011 S. Savariraj et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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