Effect of Nanoparticles on the Emissions of a C I Engine

M R KAMESH

Abstract


Diesel engines are a major source of contributors of emissions such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter. An effort has been made to reduce the emission of such noxious gases by the addition and use of oxidizers in the conventional fuel. Neat Diesel is blended with Aluminium Oxide nanoparticles, Zinc Oxide nanoparticles and Iron Oxide nanoparticles. The blending operations were carried out using a probe type ultrasonicator. Flash point and fire point of the blended diesel showed a marked increase, whereas kinematic viscosity showed marginal decrease. Performance tests were carried out on Kirloskar AV1 single cylinder engine. Results show a decrease in the concentration of the pollutants with the use of nanoparticles, which may be attributed to the oxidizing nature of the nanoparticles.

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Aluminium Oxide; Zinc Oxide; Iron Oxide; Nanoparticles; Diesel Emissions; Probe Type Ultrasonicator

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