—Liquid fuels play an important role in the
production of pollutants in practical combustion systems.
Meanwhile evaporation phenomenon is a key parameter in
pollutants emission in the combustion of liquid fuels. Recent
studies show that nanoparticles have the ability to change the
evaporation behavior of the base fluids. Hence these nano scaled
particles may affect the production of pollutants in liquid fuels
combustion. Therefore, considering the importance of
controlling pollutants emission in the combustion of liquid fuels,
in this study the influence of adding aluminum nanoparticles on
NOx and CO pollutants emission in the combustion of ethanol
and n-decane liquid fuels has been numerically investigated.
The results reveal that mass fraction of pollutants NOx and CO
will be decreased by adding nano-aluminum to these fuels.
These results confirm that aluminum nanoparticles improve
combustion features of ethanol and decane liquid fuels.
—iquid fuel, nanofluid, nanoparticles, pollutant
The authors are with the Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran (e-mail:
Cite:Mina Mehregan and Mohammad Moghiman, "Numerical Investigation of Effect of Nano-Aluminum Addition on NOx and CO Pollutants Emission in Liquid Fuels Combustion," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 60-63, 2014.