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The effect of varying EGR and intake air boost on hydrogen-diesel co-combustion in CI engines

Talibi, M; Hellier, P; Ladommatos, N; (2017) The effect of varying EGR and intake air boost on hydrogen-diesel co-combustion in CI engines. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy , 42 (9) pp. 6369-6383. 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.11.207. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper presents a H2-diesel fuel co-combustion study undertaken on a supercharged, direct injection, diesel engine investigating the combustion characteristics and emissions production at a range of engine loads (IMEP), EGR levels and intake air boosting conditions. The utilisation of EGR and intake air boost with H2-diesel fuel co-combustion allows simultaneous NOx and particulate emissions reduction at conditions closer to on-road driving conditions.The results showed that while H2 can be favourable in reducing CO2 and particulate emissions, it causes an increase in NOx emissions when the intake energy contribution from H2 is increased. A reduction in the number of fine and ultrafine particles (diameter 0.05-0.2 μm) was observed when H2 was added to the engine, especially at the low and intermediate intake air boost levels. At high EGR levels (equivalent to 2% intake O2 concentration reduction) significant reductions in exhaust particulate mass of up to 75% were observed at 15% energy from H2. An attempt was made to identify the optimum H2 operating window at the different engine loads, intake air boost and EGR levels.

Type: Article
Title: The effect of varying EGR and intake air boost on hydrogen-diesel co-combustion in CI engines
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.11.207
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.11.207
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Keywords: Hydrogen; Co-combustion; Diesel engine; Intake air boost; EGR; Exhaust emissions
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1535071
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