Fuel 162 (2015) 84–90 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Fuel journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/fuel Physico-chemical speciation of particulates emanating from Karanja biodiesel fuelled automotive engine a a c b,⇑ Pravesh Chandra Shukla , Tarun Gupta , Nitin Kumar Labhsetwar , Avinash Kumar Agarwal Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208016, India Engine Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208016, India National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur, India highlights graphical a bstract B20 resulted in lower EC/ OC compared to baseline mineral diesel. B20 showed slightly lower particle number concentration. Higher count mean diameters (CMD) observed at higher engine loads. CO and THC reduction efﬁciencies were above 80% at higher engine loads with DOC. No signiﬁcant change in NOx emissions. ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: It is essential to reduce emissions from the existing vehicles, in order to preserve the environment. In this Received 12 February 2015 study, Karanja oil derived biodiesel generated particulates emanating from a medium-duty transportation Received in revised form 20 July 2015 diesel engine ﬁtted with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) were characterised. Regulated gaseous emis- Accepted 22 July
Fuel – Elsevier
Published: Dec 15, 2015
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