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A Study on the Combustion Mechanism of Diesel Particulate Matter
Published September 27, 2006 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Autumn Conference
The relationship between the diesel Particulate Matter (PM) combustion and PM characteristics was investigated by use of some thermal and spectroscopic analysis methods. Experimental PM samples were produced under the typical engine operating conditions using 3 typical fuels, two commercial diesel fuels containing aromatics (JS-2, Class 1) and a Gas-to-Liquid (GTL)-based paraffin fuel that did not contain any aromatics.
The crystallization of PM and some functional groups included in the PM structure were thought to be an important factor to the PM combustion, independently of the fuel type.