Title: Performance improvement of variable compression ratio diesel engine using H2O2 as fuel additive

Authors: Kodanda Rama Rao Chebattina; Srinivas Vadapalli; Uma Chaithanya Pathem; Gandhi Pullagura; Yaswanth Sai Ponnada; Goutam Babu Peela; Durga Srinivas Kalyan Putta

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh – 530045, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh – 530045, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baba Institute of Technology and Sciences, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh – 540048, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh – 530045, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh – 530045, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh – 530045, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh – 530045, India

Abstract: This research investigates the effect of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) on diesel engines on performances, and exhaust emissions in a four-stroke single-cylinder variable compression ratio diesel engine. Due to higher viscosity and low fuel atomisation the diesel fuel shows lower combustion efficiency and higher emissions. Usage of hydrogen peroxide at different percentages as an additive improved the performance and reduced the emissions of the diesel engine; this is due to increases in cetane number and higher oxygen availability for combustion. The tests performed on the engine showed the improvement of performance and decreased NOX and CO emissions.

Keywords: diesel; H2O2; hydrogen peroxide; emissions; combustion; performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNT.2021.119223

International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2021 Vol.18 No.11/12, pp.1007 - 1014

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 21 Nov 2021 *

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