CORROSION AND FOULING POTENTIAL IN DIESEL EXHAUSTS

The exhaust gases from five large diesel engines--1500 to 6400 kW (2000 to 8900 hp)--were sampled at three sites over a range of engine operating conditions using fuels with 0.05 to 0.8 percent sulfur. Measurements of SO2, SO3, CO, CO2, H2O, NO, NOX, chlorides, acid dew point, peak rate temperature of acid deposition, particulate loading, particle sizing, particulate composition and smoke number were made to characterize the diesel exhaust. Total particulate emissions varied directly with fuel sulfur content. Fifty percent or greater of the total particulate emissions were less than or equal to 0.3 micrometers in size. The fouling and corrosion potential of diesel exhaust gas can be approximated given the fuel analysis and engine operating conditions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Engel, P K
    • Silvestrini, R
    • Thompson, R E
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: n 78-WA/Fu-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM