BURN IT IN THE ENGINE NOT THE EXHAUST

The increasing severity of vehicle exhaust emission regulations, with the need to improve fuel consumption, has resulted in greater attention being given to the combustion process. Intended to burn more pollutants inside an engine is the French-developed airblown igniter device described in the article. Designed to replace the conventional spark plug, test results on engines fitted with the units have shown reduced levels of air pollutants produced and improved fuel consumption of up to 12%. In operation, air is pumped through the units into the engine combustion chambers during the electrical discharge so creating a plasma. This additional injected air representing some 5% of the swept volume aids in burning the pollutants resulting in slightly increased power.

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    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Publication Date: 1977-10-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 86
  • Serial:
    • AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEER
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0307-6490

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178580
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM