Enhancement in Fuel Efficiency with Magnetised Nano Ferro Particles in Internal Combustion Engines

Rajesh Kocheril


The purpose of the research is to reduce the fuel consumption and increase the material life of an IC engine. The performance of an internal combustion engine can be evaluated in terms of fuel consumption by addition of nano sized ferro particles into cooling water system at varying percentage and magnetizing it with varying magnetic intensity. The experiment was undertaken in a 796 cc, 3 Cylinder petrol engine with a rated power of 34 bhp at 5000 rpm whose cooling water capacity is three liters. The test was undertaken with water alone as cooling media, water with varying percentage of ferro particles and water with varying concentration of ferro particles and magnetic intensity. The percentage of ferro fluid used for testing is 1-6%. The performance measures evaluated are calculated with respect to fuel consumption per minute. The experiment shows that the fuel consumption per minute for using water alone as cooling media is 9.276 g/min (556.56 g/hr). By addition of 4% ferro particles in to the base fluid the fuel consumption per minute reduced to 8.106 g/min (486.36 g/hr). The fuel consumption further reduced to 7.892g/min (473.52) by addition of 4% ferro particle with magnetic intensity of 300 gauss. The difference in fuel consumption between water alone as cooling media and with 4 percentage magnetized ferro particles having magnetic intensity of 300 gausses is 1.384 g/min (83.04 g/hr).


ANOVA, Cooling media, fuel efficiency, magnetized ferroparticles, Matlab, performance, spikes

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.37628/ijicegt.v9i1.1575


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