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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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|
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