Encontro de Energia no Meio Rural Agrener
NASCIMENTO, Marco Antonio R., LORA, Electo Silva, VENTURINI, Osvaldo José et al. Utilização do biodiesel de mamona em micro-turbinas a gás - testes de desempenho térmico e emissões. In Proceedings of the 6. Encontro de Energia no Meio Rural, 2006, Campinas (SP, Brazil) [online]. 2006 [cited 22 May 2013]. Available from: <http://www.proceedings.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=MSC0000000022006000200052&lng=en&nrm=iso> .
The operation of power equipment such as a gas micro-turbine using renewable fuels is an interesting alternative when sustainability is concerned, mainly in isolated areas with abundant availability of fuels that come from biomass. Within this scenario, this article presents the results of tests regarding thermal performance and emissions of a gas micro-turbine operating with Diesel and biodiesel mixtures, showing the influence of the use of this fuel on the thermal behavior of the machine and on the emissions of gases such as CO, NOx and SO2. The results of the experimental tests are shown in graphs, from where it can be observed that the biodiesel and its mixtures do not change the thermal behavior of the micro-turbine significantly, and at the same time, they may considerably reduce the emission of gaseous pollutants.
Keywords : Biodiesel; Micro-turbina; Emissões de Poluentes.