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Exploring Synergy Effect of Plasma with Lignite Ash on NOx Abatement in a Biofuel Exhaust

Reddy, Vijetha and Sarah, Ann and Rajanikanth, BS (2018) Exploring Synergy Effect of Plasma with Lignite Ash on NOx Abatement in a Biofuel Exhaust. In: MATERIALS TODAY-PROCEEDINGS, 5 (11, 2). pp. 23268-23274.

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The paper focuses on treating the oxides of nitrogen (NOx) present in a biofuel exhaust in a non-conventional way. The biofuel or biodiesel is obtained from pongamia pinnata, a native Indian plant. While the biodiesel emissions have lesser amount of carbon-monoxide and hydrocarbons, it has increased concentration of NOx which needs to be addressed. Dielectric barrier discharges energized by high voltage repetitive pulses were used to cause the chemical reactions in the plasma reactor. The plasma reactor is a dielectric glass reactor with a concentrically placed screw type electrode. To enhance removal of NOx the plasma treatment reactor was connected in cascade with an adsorbent reactor. Pellets made out of lignite fly ash, an industrial waste product, were used as adsorbents. This is a first-time attempt to study plasma-lignite synergistic effect on exhaust gas treatment. Results indicate significant removal of NOx under the laboratory conditions in the cascaded plasma-adsorbent treatment. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: 5th International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER), IIT Bombay, Mumbai, INDIA, DEC 15-17, 2015
Keywords: Biodiesel; NOx removal; electrical discharg; lignite ash; engine exhaust
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2019 11:42
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 11:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/61417

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