Gangwar, A., Bhardawaj, A., Singh, R., and Kumar, N., "Enhancement in Performance and Emission Characteristics of Diesel Engine by Adding Alloy Nanoparticle," SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-2249, 2016, doi:10.4271/2016-01-2249.
Enhancement of combustion behavior of conventional liquid fuel using nanoscale materials of different properties is an imaginative and futuristic topic. This experiment is aimed to evaluate the performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine when lade with nanoparticles of Cu-Zn alloy. The previous work reported the effect of metal/metal oxide or heterogeneous mixture of two or more particles; less work had been taken to analyze the homogeneous mixture of metals. This paper includes fuel properties such as density, kinematic viscosity, calorific value and performance measures like brake thermal efficiency (BTE), brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) and emission analysis of NOX, CO, CO2, HC. For the same solid concentration, nano-fuel is compared with base fuel at different engine loads; and its effect when lade at different concentrations. The properties of Cu and Zn in alloy composition will prove to be beneficial in cutting out strict pollution norms and also help in improving engine’s performance.