Title

Cleaner Diesel Emission via Particulate Filtration

Author(s)

Isaac Vardi, CATS

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Consumer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Diesel engines are infamously known for dirty emissions, so how can diesel emissions potentially be cleaner? There are many ways to reduce pollution via biofuels, diesel particulate filtration (DPF) or EGR ( Exhaust Gas Recirculation), catalytic oxidation, pre-DPF water injection technique and many more. This project focuses on 2 major types of reduction biodiesel and particulate filter. In this study multiple experiments will be performed to identify the cleanest burning diesel fuel. B25, B30, and B50 were chosen to tested.The particulate filter part of the project will be designing a new filter that will be affordable and self installable. What kind of solution could be used to reduce pollution from a diesel engine? If biodiesel is used and a particulate filter is installed then the emissions coming from the diesel engine will be cleaner. The first phase of the project involved burning B25, B30 and B50 in lanterns with chimneys. Each chimney has a layer of cheesecloth on top to collect the particulate matter. Each trial is tested for 1 hour and the mass of the cloth is collected. In the second phase a particulate filter is being redesign to be more affordable and easily replaced. For each trial, the particulate filter is connected to a modified exhaust pipe that is connected to a engine. Each trial is ran for 1 hr. The data collected for the bioblends show that B50 makes the least amount of emissions while B25 makes the most and B30 is in the middle. So if biodiesel and a particulate filter are used on a diesel engine then it will reduce the amount of pollution that is made. These are just 2 ways to reduce pollution. Some future work that will be conducted would be making a finish filter product that can be tested in a diesel vehicle.

Location

Neville 222

Start Date

4-14-2018 9:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 9:00 AM

Cleaner Diesel Emission via Particulate Filtration

Neville 222

Diesel engines are infamously known for dirty emissions, so how can diesel emissions potentially be cleaner? There are many ways to reduce pollution via biofuels, diesel particulate filtration (DPF) or EGR ( Exhaust Gas Recirculation), catalytic oxidation, pre-DPF water injection technique and many more. This project focuses on 2 major types of reduction biodiesel and particulate filter. In this study multiple experiments will be performed to identify the cleanest burning diesel fuel. B25, B30, and B50 were chosen to tested.The particulate filter part of the project will be designing a new filter that will be affordable and self installable. What kind of solution could be used to reduce pollution from a diesel engine? If biodiesel is used and a particulate filter is installed then the emissions coming from the diesel engine will be cleaner. The first phase of the project involved burning B25, B30 and B50 in lanterns with chimneys. Each chimney has a layer of cheesecloth on top to collect the particulate matter. Each trial is tested for 1 hour and the mass of the cloth is collected. In the second phase a particulate filter is being redesign to be more affordable and easily replaced. For each trial, the particulate filter is connected to a modified exhaust pipe that is connected to a engine. Each trial is ran for 1 hr. The data collected for the bioblends show that B50 makes the least amount of emissions while B25 makes the most and B30 is in the middle. So if biodiesel and a particulate filter are used on a diesel engine then it will reduce the amount of pollution that is made. These are just 2 ways to reduce pollution. Some future work that will be conducted would be making a finish filter product that can be tested in a diesel vehicle.