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Diesel Engine Generators Consumption/Emission Controls by Retrofitting for Sustainable Environment

Aderibigbe, M.A and Wara, S.T. and Airoboman, A.E (2017) Diesel Engine Generators Consumption/Emission Controls by Retrofitting for Sustainable Environment. In: IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica.

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Diesel Engine Generators (DEGs) are used to generate power but consequently produce emissions of toxic air pollutants such as Particulate Matter (PM) and Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) which are harmful to humans and the environment. This paper has investigated the effect of retrofitting a 15kVA DEG using Retrofitted Diesel Fuel (RDF) and Pure Diesel Fuel (PDF). The data obtained were analysed sequentially using simple percentages and the result interpreted graphically with the aid of spread sheet. By retrofitting there was a 71% reduction in PM emission, 4% reduction in NOx emission and 28.9% reduction in fuel consumed when RDF was used. By retrofitting there was economic saving due to reduction in fuel consumed and a reduction in the emissions into the environment. Hence, there is an improvement in climate change, ozone depletion and global warming that have remain a threat due to emissions from DEG given rise to a sustainable environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: DEG, PM, NOx, Retrofitting, Fuel consumption, Sustainable environment.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2018 09:49
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2018 09:49

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