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Real time model for oxides of nitrogen emissions from a slow speed marine diesel


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Goldsworthy, L 2003 , 'Real time model for oxides of nitrogen emissions from a slow speed marine diesel' , Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology, vol. A2 , pp. 3-12 .

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A thermodynamic model is presented for predicting oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions
from slow speed marine diesel engines. The model is zero-dimensional, uses chemical
kinetics for NOx formation in multiple burnt gas zones, and runs in real time on a standard
PC. The mean fuel/air mixture strength at which NOx forms and the rate of dilution of the
burnt gas by unburnt air, are adjustable. Two MAN B&W IMO NOx-compliant slow speed
diesels are modelled. Effects such as variations in fuel spray interaction with load are
accounted for in the calibration of the model. The effect of dilution rate and equivalence
ratio on NOx formation is studied. It is shown that, under certain conditions, there is a
critical burnt gas dilution rate which maximises NOx. The model responds adequately to
changes in engine load and to NOx control measures such as water injection, injection
timing retard, exhaust gas recirculation and humidification.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Goldsworthy, L
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology
ISSN: 1476-1548
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