Title

Diesel Emissions

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Diesel engines are infamously known for dirty emissions, so how can diesel emissions potentially be cleaner? If a cleaner burning diesel fuel is utilized in a diesel engine, then the resulting particulate emissions will be significantly lower. In this study multiple experiments will be performed to identify the cleanest burning diesel fuel and/or mixture available. Renewable bio-diesel was first synthesized using waste cooking oil and tested to ensure fuel quality standards. The first testing phase of the project involved burning 100% petroleum diesel, 100% biodiesel, and various bio-petrol diesel blends in a lantern surrounded by a chimney and then accounting for the particulate residue that formed on the chimney surface after a one hour trial period. Results to date show that pure petrol diesel shows significantly more particulate residue for each trial when compared to results for pure bio-diesel. In addition, blended diesel fuels with lower bio-diesel amounts also show significantly more particulate residue than blends with higher bio-diesel amounts. In conclusion, if a cleaner burning diesel fuel is used then less harmful particulate emissions will result. Using bio-diesel in a diesel engine reduces more than half of the particulate emissions when compared to pure petrol diesel fuel. In future trials, additional emissions tests will be employed as well as investigating a wide array of bio-petrol diesel blends for commercial application. Keywords Bio-fuel Bio-diesel Diesel Particulate Emissions Bio-Petrol Diesel Blends

Location

Wall 206

Start Date

3-25-2017 8:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

COinS
 
Mar 25th, 8:30 AM

Diesel Emissions

Wall 206

Diesel engines are infamously known for dirty emissions, so how can diesel emissions potentially be cleaner? If a cleaner burning diesel fuel is utilized in a diesel engine, then the resulting particulate emissions will be significantly lower. In this study multiple experiments will be performed to identify the cleanest burning diesel fuel and/or mixture available. Renewable bio-diesel was first synthesized using waste cooking oil and tested to ensure fuel quality standards. The first testing phase of the project involved burning 100% petroleum diesel, 100% biodiesel, and various bio-petrol diesel blends in a lantern surrounded by a chimney and then accounting for the particulate residue that formed on the chimney surface after a one hour trial period. Results to date show that pure petrol diesel shows significantly more particulate residue for each trial when compared to results for pure bio-diesel. In addition, blended diesel fuels with lower bio-diesel amounts also show significantly more particulate residue than blends with higher bio-diesel amounts. In conclusion, if a cleaner burning diesel fuel is used then less harmful particulate emissions will result. Using bio-diesel in a diesel engine reduces more than half of the particulate emissions when compared to pure petrol diesel fuel. In future trials, additional emissions tests will be employed as well as investigating a wide array of bio-petrol diesel blends for commercial application. Keywords Bio-fuel Bio-diesel Diesel Particulate Emissions Bio-Petrol Diesel Blends