Investigating the effects of injection and induction modes of hydrogen addition in a CRDI pilot diesel-fuel engine with exhaust gas recirculation

V. T. Vimalananth, Mebin Panithasan, Gnanamoorthi Venkadesan

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Abstract

This work compares the outcomes of different flow rates of hydrogen added by induction and injection methods in three different flow rates (3, 9, and 15 LPM) through the intake manifold of a constant speed CRDI diesel engine operated at 1500 rpm. The premixed air and hydrogen mixture was ignited by injecting diesel fuel at 23⁰ bTDC. Hydrogen addition reduced CO, HC, and smoke in both the techniques, but efficiency was decreased at a higher percentage of hydrogen induction, whereas it increased with the injection technique. The higher calorific value and flame velocity helped proper combustion and improved brake thermal efficiency by 7%, and the brake-specific energy consumption was reduced by 10.7%. In addition, CO, UHC, and Smoke were decreased by 15.8, 29.7, and 15% compared with neat diesel at full BMEP. Nitrogen oxides decreased by 5.6% for 15 LPM of hydrogen injection compared to the induction method with the same flow rate but higher than diesel fuel by 35.9%. Three different EGR percentages (5, 7.5, and 10%) were used to reduce the higher NOx emission. Though the injection process was complex compared to the induction method, the injection process can provide promising results even at higher hydrogen flow rates.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22559-22573
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume47
Issue number53
DOIs
StatePublished - May 28 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-12-12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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