A NEW POSSIBILITY TO REDUCE THE NOX EMISSIONS OF DIESEL ENGINES

The processes governing emissions of nitrogen oxides from diesel engines are examined and a device designed to limit these emissions described. It involves the use of a flame starter which is able to warm up the intake air by at least 300 degrees C and has a heat output that can be regulated and can change in proportion to the revolution number of the engine. The device has been shown to be very reliable. Details are given of the equipment and diagrams provided. In tests carried out so far it is estimated that the compression ratio of diesel engines can be reduced by 2 or 3 units which in turn reduces the emission of nitrogen oxides to a third or a quarter of their present levels. For the covering abstract see IRRD 864909.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 354-61

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00668013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 92-64-03868-X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 2 1994 12:00AM