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Effect of Diesel Fuel Properties on Generation of Blue and White Smoke
Published October 12, 2011 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Effect of diesel fuel properties on generation of blue and white smoke was investigated experimentally. Three types of diesel fuels (JIS#2, JIS SP#3 and GTL) were evaporated by a simple fuel vaporization device, and the concentration and color of the generated smokes were evaluated by a light transmitting smoke meter and visual observation, respectively. Concentration of blue and white smoke was the highest for the JIS#2, followed by the JIS SP#3 and the GTL. White smoke was observed at a low evaporation temperature, whereas blue smoke was observed under high evaporation temperature conditions. Moreover, relationship between the fuel property and the generation characteristic of blue and white smoke was estimated from a hydrocarbon constituent.