Performance and Emission Characteristics of A C.I. Engine By Effect of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles as Additive to Diesel

Nithin Samuel, Lasithan L G
Volume 1: Issue 2, April 2014, pp 103-106

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Nithin Samuel1 
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1Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering Adoor, Kerala, India

Lasithan L G2
2Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering Adoor, Kerala, India

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Published online – 30 April 2014

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Cite this article – Nithin Samuel, Lasithan L G “Performance and Emission Characteristics of A C.I. Engine By Effect of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles as Additive to Diesel”, International Journal of Analytical, Experimental and Finite Element Analysis, RAME Publishers, vol. 1, issue 2, pp. 103-106, April 2014.

An experimental investigation is carried out to establish the performance and emission characteristics of a compression ignition engine while using cerium oxide nanoparticles as additive in neat diesel. The work has been divided into two phases. In the first phase, pure diesel is tested in a CI engine. Then in the second phase, performance characteristics are studied using the fuel added with nanoparticle in a four cylinder four stroke engine. The cerium oxide acts as an oxygen donating catalyst and provides oxygen for the oxidation of CO or absorbs oxygen for the reduction of NOx..
Index Terms:-
Diesel engine, cerium oxide, nanoparticles, engine emissions
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