Bio-derived fuels may ease the regeneration of diesel particulate traps

EC Zabetta, Mikko Hupa, S Niemi

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    Abstrakti

    Particulate is the most problematic emission from diesel engines. To comply with environmental regulations, these engines are often equipped with particulate traps, which must be regenerated frequently for the sake of efficiency. The regeneration is commonly achieved by rising the temperature in the trap till the particulate self-ignites. However, this method implies energy losses and thermal shocks in the trap. Alternatively, catalysts and additives have been recently considered for reducing the ignition temperature of particulate, but these techniques suffer from poisoning and undesirable byproducts. The present experimental study shows that the ignition temperature of particulate from seed-derived oils (SO) and from blends of SO with diesel fuel oil (DO) can be lower than that of particulate from neat DO. If substantiated by more extensive studies, such finding could have noteworthy implications on the future of fuels and traps. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    AlkuperäiskieliEi tiedossa
    Sivut2666–2670
    Sivumäärä5
    JulkaisuFuel
    Vuosikerta85
    Numero17-18
    DOI - pysyväislinkit
    TilaJulkaistu - 2006
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

    Keywords

    • bio-fuel
    • particulate trap
    • regeneration

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