Quantifying the contribution of lubrication oil carbon to particulate emissions from a diesel engine

Bruce A. Buchholz*, Robert Dibble, David Rich

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The contribution of lubrication oil to particulate matter (PM) emissions from a Cummins B5.9 Diesel engine was measured using accelerator mass spectrometry to trace carbon isotope concentrations. The engine operated at fixed medium load (285 N-m (210 ft.lbs.) at 1600 rpm) used 100% biodiesel fuel (B100) with a contemporary carbon-14 (14C) concentration of 103 amol 14C/mg C. The 14C concentration of the exhaust CO 2 and PM were 102 and 99 amol 14C/mg C, respectively. The decrease in 14C content in the CO2 and PM are due to the consumption of lubrication oil which is 14C-free. Approximately 4% of the carbon in PM came from lubrication oil under these operating conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event2003 JSAE/SAE International Spring Fuels and Lubricants Meeting - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: May 19 2003May 22 2003

Other

Other2003 JSAE/SAE International Spring Fuels and Lubricants Meeting
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period05/19/0305/22/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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