Vol.119, No.4, 2022, pp.1697-1710, doi:10.32604/ee.2022.021070
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Soot Distribution and Thermal Regeneration of Marine Diesel Particulate Filter
  • Xiangli Wang1, Peiyong Ni2,*
1 School of Electrical Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong, 226019, China
2 School of Mechanical Engineering, Nantong University, Nantong, 226019, China
* Corresponding Author: Peiyong Ni. Email:
Received 25 December 2021; Accepted 18 February 2022; Issue published 23 May 2022
Abstract
Diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a leading technology reducing particle emissions from marine diesel engines. The removal or regeneration of soot in DPF is an important issue. The purpose of this study is to provide some reference strategies to design the DPF for marine diesel engines. In this paper, a mathematical model of a marine DPF was built up and the particle trap process and the regeneration dynamics were simulated. The results show that the cake soot mass concentrations from 0 to 4.2 g/L during the trap process increase linearly with the increase of the exhaust gas flows while the depth soot mass concentrations from 0 to 2.2 g/L firstly increase linearly and then keep constant. Soot is mainly concentrated in the front and rear portion of the filter and less soot is in the middle. The soot distribution in the cake and depth layers shows the unevenness during the trap and regeneration process. The initial soot loadings have great effects on pressure drops and soot mass concentrations before regeneration, but the little effect after regeneration. The exhaust gas temperature heated to 850 K can achieve 94% efficiency for the DPF regeneration. The heating rate has no effects on the pressure drops and soot mass concentrations, but the heating duration time of exhaust gas has an important impact on them.
Keywords
Marine diesel engine; diesel particulate filter; soot distribution; regeneration
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Wang, X., Ni, P. (2022). Soot Distribution and Thermal Regeneration of Marine Diesel Particulate Filter. Energy Engineering, 119(4), 1697–1710.
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