Faculty Advisor

Clark, William M.

Abstract

The goals of this project were to identify differences in the composition of combustion emissions between diesel and biodiesel and to determine if an emissions meter would be a suitable addition to a laboratory experiment. This was achieved by testing combustion emissions of the two fuels and mixtures using a flue gas analyzer. Clear trends were identified between biodiesel proportions and exhaust concentrations of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxides, as well as the effect of temperature.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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