Emissions of Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Carbonyl Compounds from Combustion of Biodiesel Fuel

Ting, HiuYeung (2013). Emissions of Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Carbonyl Compounds from Combustion of Biodiesel Fuel Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Ting, HiuYeung
Thesis Title Emissions of Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Carbonyl Compounds from Combustion of Biodiesel Fuel
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2013
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Bo Feng
Total pages 67
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract
This project aims to study and present the findings obtained from the reviewed literature materials regarding 13 unregulated substances, which are Acetaldehyde, Acrolein, Benzene,  1,3-Butadiene, Ethylbenzene, Formaldehyde, Naphthalene, Toluene, Xylene, Acetone, Benzo[a]pyrene, Phenanthrene and Propionaldehyde. These substances are either aromatic hydrocarbons or carbonyl  compounds, and are found to be toxic, mutagenic, genotoxic, carcinogenic and/or teratogenic to  humans. This report will present the statistics done by gathering emission data from other  experiment-based journal articles and compare the emissions of these 13 substances when a diesel  engine is running on biodiesel blends (with petroleum diesel as base fuel) and that of pure  petroleum diesel. The results are inconsistent most of the time and the reason of this is  considered to be the varying experimental setups and testing fuel chosen. Although the data are as  such of no statistical significance due to the above reason, the conclusion of B20 and B100 would  be giving the least types of these unregulated substances is still presented as the result of the  data analysis of within this report. Other than that, this report will also be presenting some  relevant information regarding these unregulated substances as well as the formation theories of  them in a diesel engine. It is summarized that switching from petroleum diesel to biodiesel fuel is  an imperative action and in order to be fully prepared for such change, it is necessary to have  repeated and extended researches done for assessing the use of biodiesel fuels.

Keyword Bio Diesel Fuel

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