Effects of biodiesel chemical composition on the chemical and physical properties of the primary and secondary diesel particulate matter

Pourkhesalian, Ali Mohammad (2015) Effects of biodiesel chemical composition on the chemical and physical properties of the primary and secondary diesel particulate matter. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis improves our insight towards the effects of using biodiesels on the particulate matter emission of diesel engines and contributes to our understanding of their potential adverse health effects. The novelty of this project is the use of biodiesel fuel with controlled chemical composition that enables us to relate changes of physiochemical properties of particles to specific properties of the biodiesel. For the first time, the possibility of a correlation of the volatility and the Reactive Oxygen Species concentration of the particles is investigated versus the saturation, oxygen content and carbon chain length of the fuel.

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ID Code: 86757
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Ristovski, Zoran, Morawska, Lidia, & Brown, Richard
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Keywords: Atmospheric Aging, Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM), Biodiesel, Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME), Volatilization Tandem Differential Mobility Analyz, Volatility, Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS)
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: 15 Feb 2016 07:10
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2016 05:08

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