Lookup NU author(s): Xialin Xie,
Dr Yaodong Wang,
Professor Tony Roskilly
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This study investigates the effects on engine performance and exhaust emissions using carbon coated aluminium (Al@C) nanoparticles as additives in palm oil methyl ester biodiesel. The nanoparticles were blended with the biodiesel fuel in the mass fractions of 30 ppm under ultrasonic mixing. A series of experimental tests have been conducted using a heavy-duty diesel engine test bench provided by Cummins. The influences of three kinds of biofuel, including biodiesel, biodiesel with ethanol, and biodiesel with ethanol and nanoparticles, have been studied in detail. The results show clearly that adding Al@C nanoparticles can reduce brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) remarkably with average of 10%. NOx and CO emission reduce significantly in nanoparticles fuel blends cases at about 12% and 9% respectively, comparing with neat biodiesel. However, total hydrocarbon compounds (THC) emission and emitted particle numbers increase with adding nanoparticles.
Author(s): Wu QB, Xie XL, Wang YD, Roskilly AP
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Energy Procedia
Online publication date: 31/01/2018
Acceptance date: 20/08/2017
ISSN (electronic): 1876-6102
Notes: 9th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE2017, 21-24 August 2017, Cardiff, UK
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