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Injection of N-Radicals into Diesel Engine Exhaust Treated by Plasma for Improved $NO_x$ Removal: A Feasibility Study

Rajanikanth, BS and Sushma, BR (2006) Injection of N-Radicals into Diesel Engine Exhaust Treated by Plasma for Improved $NO_x$ Removal: A Feasibility Study. In: Plasma Science & Technology, 8 (2). pp. 202-206.

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Abstract

Reported in this paper is a feasibility study on the injection of plasma induced N radicals for the abatement of NO and $NO_x$ present in the actual diesel exhaust. The radical laden diesel exhaust was further treated by discharge plasma in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor. N radicals were produced in a separate plasma reactor filled with $BaTi0_3$ pellets and were then injected into the treatment zone. There was a significant improvement in the efficiency when the radicals were injected compared to that when there was no radical injection. The efficiency of $NO_x$, removal at 0 load with plasma alone was 14% whereas with the injection of N radicals it went up to 38%. The results of the experiments conducted at different loads are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics
Keywords: N-radical; Diesel engine exhaust; $NO_x$removal; Plasma treatment
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > High Voltage Engineering (merged with EE)
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/8728

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