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An analytic study of applying Miller cycle to reduce NOx emission from petrol engine

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Yaodong Wang, Professor Tony Roskilly

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Abstract

An analytic investigation of applying Miller cycle to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from a petrol engine is carried out. The Miller cycle used in the investigation is a late intake valve closing version. A detailed thermodynamic analysis of the cycle is presented. A comparison of the characters of Miller cycle with Otto cycle is presented. From the results of thermodynamic analyses, it can be seen that the application of Miller cycle is able to reduce the compression pressure and temperature in the cylinder at the end of compression stroke. Therefore, it lowers down the combustion temperature and NOx formation in engine cylinder. These results in a lower exhaust temperature and less NOx emissions compared with that of Otto cycle. The analytic results also show that Miller cycle ratio is a main factor to influence the combustion temperature, and then the NOx emissions and the exhaust temperature. The results from the analytic study are used to analyse and to compare with the previous experimental results. An empirical formula from the previous experimental results that showed the relation of NOx emissions with the exhaust temperature at different engine speed is presented. The results from the study showed that the application of Miller cycle may reduce NOx emissions from petrol engine. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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Author(s): Wang Y, Lin L, Roskilly AP, Zeng S, Huang J, He Y, Huang X, Huang H, Wei H, Li S, Yang J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Applied Thermal Engineering

Year: 2007

Volume: 27

Issue: 11-12

Pages: 1779-1789

ISSN (print): 1359-4311

ISSN (electronic): 1873-5606

Publisher: Pergamon

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2007.01.013

DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2007.01.013


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