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Reduction of soot emission from diesel fuelled engine using a novel after treatment system

Taib, Mohd Muhsein and Alimin, Ahmad Jais and Amirnordin, Shahrin Hisham and Abd Rahman, Hamimah (2009) Reduction of soot emission from diesel fuelled engine using a novel after treatment system. In: Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology (MUCEET 2009), 20-22 June 2009, Kuantan, Pahang.


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Malaysia is a rapidly developing country that is working hard towards achieving its Vision 2020, of becoming a developed country. The increase in economic activities has also resulted to an increase in the country air pollution problem. One of the main sources of the pollutants is emissions from motor vehicles, which is originated from incomplete fuel combustion; either diesel or gasoline. Among the emissions that are considered to be harmful to human health and environment are carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbon (HC), nitrogen oxide (NOX), sulphur oxide (SOX) and carbon soot. Most emissions are equally contributed to both gasoline and diesel fuelled vehicles. However, heavy duty diesel fuelled vehicles are the main contributor for the soot and NOX emissions. At present, in Malaysia, there is no regulation that forces diesel fuelled vehicles to be installed with exhaust after treatment system, which is able to reduce soot emission. In this paper, an overview on the control of emissions from diesel fuelled vehicles in Malaysia will be presented. In addition to that, description of a novel exhaust after treatment system, based on porous medium, which aims to suppress soot emission from diesel fuelled vehicles, will also be included.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: diesel engines, soot emissions, exhaust after treatment
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Plant and Automotive Engineering
Depositing User: Suhaila Othman
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 04:10
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 04:05
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/421
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