Investigation on Emission Characteristics of Variable Compression Ratio Engine using Nanoparticle Blended Diesel Fuel
A.P. Senthil Kumar1, R.Y.Sudhir2, S.Janaki3, Murugesan Arthanarisamy4, K.Sadesh5
1Dr. A.P. Senthil Kumar, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2R.Y.Sudhir, Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Dr. Murugesan Arthanarisamy, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Namakkal (Tamil Nadu), India.
4S. Janaki, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Akshya College of Engineering and Technology , Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
5K. Sadesh, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSG college of Technology, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 18 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 243-245 | Volume-8 Issue-5, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: D6245048419/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: In current scenario, vehicular emission contributes to major pollution source. Thus, it becomes necessary to reduce emission by improving the performance of the engines. Fuel borne catalyst proves to be a promising solution to reduce emission prior to combustion due to its ease of implementation without much modification of the existing engine design. The combined effect of Aluminum oxide (Al2O3) and cerium oxide (CeO2) nanoparticles, blended with diesel on the emission characteristics of a Variable Compression ratio (VCR) engine was carried out in the present study. The effect of various mass proportions of nanoparticles on the emission characteristics was determined. The net particle mass loading rate ranged between 0.5% to 1%. The nanoparticles were mixed in diesel with the aid of ultrasonication process. The results showed that for the nanoparticle blended diesel, a good deal of reduction was achieved in the emission characteristics with Unburnt Hydrocarbon (UBHC), carbon monoxide (CO), and NOx got reduced by 34%, 25%, and 5% compared to pure diesel.
Keywords: Nanoparticle; Aluminum Oxide; Cerium Oxide; VCR Engine.
Scope of the Article: Machine Learning