Influences of biodiesel chemical compositions and physical properties on engine exhaust particle emissions

Rahman, Md. Mostafizur (2015) Influences of biodiesel chemical compositions and physical properties on engine exhaust particle emissions. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis presents a comprehensive study on the influences of biodiesel chemical composition and physical properties on diesel engine exhaust particle emissions. It examines biodiesels from several feedstocks having wide variations in their chemical composition (carbon chain length, unsaturation and oxygen content) and physical properties (density, viscosity, surface tension, boiling point etc.), and evaluates their influence on exhaust particle emissions. The outcome of this thesis is significant since it reveals the importance of regulating biodiesels chemical composition in order to ensure lowest possible emissions with better overall performance.

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ID Code: 82754
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Ristovski, Zoran, Brown, Richard, & Morawska, Lidia
Keywords: Particle emissions, Biodiesel composition, Physical properties, Chemical composition, Carbon chain length, Unsaturation, Oxygen content, Microalgal biodiesel
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 12 May 2015 07:21
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2016 05:25

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