MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS OF PARTICLES EMITTED FROM A DIESEL COMBUSTION PROCESS

A typical diesel engine was used for measurements of particulate emissions. It was felt that diesel engine, popular because of its low emissions of hydrocabons and carbon monoxide, has not been developed to its full potential. Hot sampling techniques for the measurement of particulate matter were developed that gave representative and repeatable results. An inertial impactor was used to collect and size the particles. Four engine operating conditions were studied to assess the effect of exhaust temperature and engine speed on the nature of the particles. Both scanning and transmission electron microscopes were used to analyze the particles collected. A number of micrographs were taken which were used to determine the physical size of the particles as well as to illustrate this distribution and geometry. The results indicate that basic particles do not change greatly with different engine operating conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Combustion Institute, West and Central States Section, Joint Spring Meeting at the Southwest Research Institute, April 21-22, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Combustion Institute

    Irvine, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Vuk, C T
    • JOHNSON, J H
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129085
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM