PERFORMANCE AND EMISSION INVESTIGATION ON SINGLE CYLINDER DI-DIESEL ENGINE WITH CATALYTIC CONVETER USING BIO-DIESEL
SURAKASI RAVITEJA, BISHWAS KUMAR, SHAHBAAZ KHAN
Blend, transesterification, redox, Catalytic Converter, aluminium group metal, reduction, oxidation.
In present world there are approximately 700 million vehicles running everyday on road which is projected to grow close to 1300 million by the year 2030. This increase in number of vehicles will deplete diesel which is one of the primary fuel used to run vehicles and is non renewable source of energy. Also due to incomplete combustion in the engine, there are a number of incomplete combustion products CO, HC, NOx, particulate matters etc. A numbers of alternative technologies like improvement in engine design, fuel pre-treatment, fuel additives, exhaust treatment or better tuning of the combustion process etc. are being considered to reduce the consumption of diesel and to reduce the emission levels of the engine. Among all the types of technologies developed so far, use of bio-diesel as diesel substitute and catalytic converters based on noble group metal are considered the best way to reduce the use of diesel and control automotive exhaust emissions respectively. This project work discusses production of bio-diesel, proportion of mixing the two fuels to form blends, properties of blend, automotive performance parameters of a Di-diesel engine using bio-diesel blends (B30, B50), exhaust emissions, automotive exhaust emission control by aluminium group metal based catalyst in catalytic converter, fabrication of a catalytic convertor, experimental procedure carried out to get results and conclusion.