Experimental Modeling of NOₓ and PM Generation from Combustion of Various Biodiesel Blends for Urban Transport Buses

Biodiesel has diverse sources of feedstock and the amount and composition of its emissions vary significantly depending on combustion conditions. Results of laboratory and field tests reveal that nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions from biodiesel are influenced more by combustion conditions than emissions from regular diesel. Therefore, NOx and PM emissions documented through experiments and modeling studies are the primary focus of this investigation. In addition, a comprehensive analysis of the feedstock-related combustion characteristics and pollutants are investigated. Research findings verify that the oxygen contents, the degree of unsaturation, and the size of the fatty acids in biodiesel are the most important factors that determine the amounts and compositions of NOx and PM emissions.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 92p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01609813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA-MNTRC-16-1245, MTI Report 12-62
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC21
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2016 1:55PM