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Biodiesel Exhaust Treatment with HFAC Plasma supported by Red Mud: Study on DeNOx and power consumption

Bhattacharyya, Anusuya and Rajanikanth, BS (2015) Biodiesel Exhaust Treatment with HFAC Plasma supported by Red Mud: Study on DeNOx and power consumption. In: 7th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), MAR 28-31, 2015, Abu Dhabi, U ARAB EMIRATES, pp. 2371-2378.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.168

Abstract

The concentration of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) in engines which use biodiesel as fuel is higher compared to conventional diesel engine exhaust. In this paper, an attempt has been made to treat this exhaust using a combination of High frequency AC (HFAC) plasma and an industrial waste, Red Mud which shows proclivity towards Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) adsorption. The high frequency AC source in combination with the proposed compact double dielectric plasma reactors is relatively more efficient in converting Nitric Oxide (NO) to NO2. It has been shown that the plasma treated gas enhances the activity of red mud as an adsorbent/catalyst and about 60-72% NOx removal efficiency was observed at a specific energy of 250 J/L. The advantage in this method is the cost effectiveness and abundant availability of the waste red mud in the industry. Further, power estimation studies were carried out using Manley's equation for the two reactors employed in the experiment and a close agreement between experimental and predicted powers was observed. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Keywords: NOx removal; Red Mud; Bio-diesel; Dielectric Barrier Discharge; High frequency AC; Manley's equation
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 06:43
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2015 06:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/52563

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