The effect of fuel properties on exhaust emissions from diesel passenger car
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Publication date: 2005-02-01
Combustion Engines 2005,120(1)
The effect of diesel fuel sulphur content and cetane number on regulated emissions was investigated in a Euro III diesel passenger car. Experimental results indicated that fuel sulphur level had a significant impact on all regulated emission, especially on PM. Testing fuels of different ignition qualities showed that HC and CO emissions of high cetane number fuels were significantly lower than emissions of a low cetane number fuel. We also observed a little decrease in NOx emissions with an increase in the cetane number.