Study of particle emission contour construction & characteristics and reduction efficiency of exhaust-treatment system of diesel engine

Ahyun Ko, In Goo Hwang, Cha Lee Myung, Simsoo Park, Hoimyung Choi

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In this study, we mainly focused on the PM (Particulate Matter) emission characteristics of a diesel engine. To analyze particle behavior in the tail-pipe, particle emission was measured on the engine-out (downstream of turbocharger), each upstream and downstream both of DOC (Diesel Oxidation Catalyst) and DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). Moreover, particle emission contours on each sampling point were constructed. The reduction efficiency of particle number concentration and mass through the DOC and DPF was studied. Parameters such as EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) and the main injection timing were varied in part load conditions and evaluated using the engine-out emissions. The DMS500 (Differential Mobility Spectrometer) was used as a particle measurement instrument that can measure particle concentrations from 5 nm to 1000 nm. Nano-particles of sizes less than 30 nm were reduced by oxidation or coagulated with solid particles in the tail-pipe and DOC. The DPF has a very high filtration efficiency over all operating conditions except during natural regeneration of DPF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-760
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 1



  • Accumulation mode
  • DMS
  • DPF
  • EGR
  • Nucleation mode
  • PM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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