Evaluation of Nitrous Oxide Emitted from Diesel/Biodiesel Blends during Combustion in a Diesel Engine at Laboratory Scale by a Photoacoustic Spectroscopy Technique

@article{Rocha2014EvaluationON,
  title={Evaluation of Nitrous Oxide Emitted from Diesel/Biodiesel Blends during Combustion in a Diesel Engine at Laboratory Scale by a Photoacoustic Spectroscopy Technique},
  author={Aline Rocha and Marcelo Sthel and Maria Priscila Pessanha Castro and Ge{\'o}rgia Moth{\'e} and Wellington da Costa Silva and Victor Haber Perez and Marcelo G DA Silva and Andr{\'a}s Mikl{\'o}s and Helion Vargas},
  journal={Energy \& Fuels},
  year={2014},
  volume={28},
  pages={4028-4032}
}
The aim of this work was to evaluate the emission of nitrous oxide (N2O) using a diesel engine at laboratory scale without a catalytic converter with diesel/biodiesel blends (%) of 95:5 (B5), 90:10 (B10), 85:15 (B15), 80:20 (B20), 75:25 (B25), and 50:50 (B50). Measurements of N2O in the exhaust gas were made using an experimental setup based on photoacoustic spectroscopy using a quantum cascade laser that was validated to be selective and sensitive in the range from 1.7 to 2.72 ppmv. According… 
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