GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, vol.18, no.3, pp.545-553, 2005 (ESCI)
The world energy requirements are usually provided from conventional sources. Petroleum consumption has an important place in these sources. Most of world petroleum production is used in internal combustion engines. With recent increases in petroleum prices and uncertainties concerning petroleum availability, there is interest in vegetable oil fuels for diesel engines. In this study, Engine performance, smoke level, the effect of advance time on the performance and noise level was examined, in comparison diesel fuel with sunflower ethyl ester. Results have shown that ethyl ester as fuel has similarities with the diesel fuel and may be used as an alternative fuel in the future.