Biodiesel is a generic term that refers to various fatty-acid mono-esters that can be used for diesel fuel. Biodiesel has drawn much attention recently because it is renewable (it can be made from vegetable oils and animal fats) and it can be used in any conventional diesel engine with little modification. Soy derived 100% biodiesel fuel was used for tests in this study. Characteristics of exhaust particle size distribution were analyzed. The change in exhaust particle size distribution between using petroleum based regular (D2) fuel and biodiesel at 75% load (300 N·m) and 1400 rpm was described. The difference in particle size distributions with and without catalytic stripper, after the transport loss correction in the stripper, increased as the particle size decreased. The oxidation rate of the Diesel particles using biodiesel was approximately two times faster than that of using regular fuel. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 30th International Symposium on Combustion (Chicago, IL 7/25-30/2004).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2004|
|Event||30th International Symposium on Combustion, Abstracts of Works-in-Progress Poster Presentations - Chicago, IL, United States|
Duration: Jul 25 2004 → Jul 30 2004
|Other||30th International Symposium on Combustion, Abstracts of Works-in-Progress Poster Presentations|
|Period||7/25/04 → 7/30/04|