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Diesel emission

Diesel emission

Diesel emission

(OP)
I have read that a new carbon-black factory is being built
in Latin-America; in the same time Diesels emit megatons
of carbon-black into the air.

Couldn't we capture it? Perhaps with static precipitator?

<nbucska@pcperipherals.com>

RE: Diesel emission

I'm guessing from your question that you want to capture particulate matter (PM) from diesel engines and factories?  

For diesel engines, you could use particulate traps, aqueous diesel fuel or Exhaust Gas Recycle (EGR) to reduce the amount of PM that is emitted. There are other things to reduce emissions other than PM from diesel engines like turbocharging, intercooling, retarded injection timing.  I think a mechanical engineer would be able to give you more details about this.  
 
As for factories, I got out of school recently so I don't have enough experience yet to answer that question.  

Hope all this other information helps though.

Everest

RE: Diesel emission

(OP)
Yes, I want to capture the emitted carbon particles and
reuse them as carbon-black.

<nbucska@pcperipherals DOT com> subj: eng-tips

RE: Diesel emission

In the California, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and the Air Resources Board (CARB) list diesel particulate matter as a carcinogen.  You can check out this link for more information.

http://www.oehha.ca.gov/public_info/facts/dieselfacts.html

In Latin America, not sure if the above information would matter or not.  

As for capturing the diesel particulate emissions, not really sure if it could be used as carbon black, but I would guess that it's not economically feasible?  Maybe someone else can comment on this.

Hope this helps.


Everest

RE: Diesel emission

(OP)
It may not be economical to collect Diesel emission ( DE)
for carbon-black but if you collect it anyway to reduce
the smog, it may add some more economic incentive.

The DE particulate is carbon, under the name of carbon-black it is used e.g. as filler in tires etc. There
are zillions of other carcinogens used by zillions of
tons...

Certainly it doesn't make sense to discard in the U.S.
carbon-black and manufacture it in Latin-America.
 

<nbucska@pcperipherals DOT com> subj: eng-tips

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