Emissions and oxidation characteristics of particulate from a diesel/methanol compound combustion engine

Chun De Yao, Zhi Hui Zhang, Chun Shun Cheung

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Experiments were conducted on a naturally aspirated modified diesel engine to investigate the effect of diesel/methanol compound combustion on combustion characteristics, smoke opacity, particulate mass emission, soluble organic fraction(SOF)in the particulate as well as particulate number emission and size distribution. Oxidation behavior of particulate was also investigated. Results show that diesel/methanol compound combustion decreases the smoke opacity, particulate mass emission and number emission but increases SOF in the particulate. After catalytic oxidation, smoke opacity, particulate mass emission and number emission and SOF in the particulate further decrease while the geometric mean diameter(GMD) of particulate slightly increases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)494-499
Number of pages6
JournalNeiranji Xuebao/Transactions of CSICE (Chinese Society for Internal Combustion Engines)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010


  • Catalytic oxidation
  • Diesel/methanol compound combustion
  • Particulate number emission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering

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