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Investigation on an innovative sorption system to reduce nitrogen oxides of diesel engine by using carbon nanoparticle

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Long Jiang, Dr Yadong Wang, Professor Tony Roskilly



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© 2018 Elsevier Ltd A novel sorption system is proposed to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission, which is regarded as an alternative solution to conventional urea selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. Nanoparticle, i.e. carbon coated aluminum (Al@C) plays dual roles at the beginning and end of this system. One is used to prepare novel fuel blend, which is expected to reduce NOx emission due to low fuel consumption. The other is selected for developing composite sorbent for ammonia storage reactor. NOx emission of a diesel engine is tested in terms of various fuel blends. Based on these testing results, working performance of novel sorption SCR system is evaluated. It is indicated that the lowest annual required mass of composite SrCl2 with Al@C is about 98 kg, which is one quarter of urea solution. Comparably, the highest annual required volume of urea solution is 25.6% higher than that of composite SrCl2 with Al@C. Annual required mass ranges from 98 kg to 475 kg whereas annual required volume is in the range from 243 L to 446 L. Feasibility of novel sorption SCR system is further verified, which reveals vast potentials for reducing NOx emission in terms of conversion efficiency and cost.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Jiang L, Xie XL, Wang LW, Wang RZ, Wang YD, Roskilly AP

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Applied Thermal Engineering

Year: 2018

Volume: 134

Pages: 29-38

Print publication date: 01/04/2018

Online publication date: 31/01/2018

Acceptance date: 29/01/2018

Date deposited: 21/02/2018

ISSN (print): 1359-4311

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.01.116


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