Evaluation Of A Study On Carbon Monoxide

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As part of the study we have conducted two important tests,
1. Emission test
2. Fuel economy
Engine used for testing have the following specifications which is tabulated in table 2.
Table 2: Engine specifications
Manufacture Bajaj auto
Max Power 17.02 PS @ 8500 rpm
Displacement 178.6 cc
No. of Cylinders One
Method of starting Kick start/ Electric start
Method of cooling Air cooling
A. Emission test
Emission analysis was carried out in an authorized pollution testing center. Test was conducted in two sections. First emission characteristics of the vehicle was studied. In the next section oxyhydrogen kit was connected to the vehicle and same procedure was followed. A comparison between before and after connection of the oxyhydrogen kit is tabulated in table 3.
1) Carbon monoxide
Carbon monoxide is one of the main exhaust gas component in case IC engines. It is generated mainly due to the incomplete combustion of fuel, when enough oxygen is not available, two carbon molecules combines with a single oxygen molecule and carbon monoxide is thus formed. It is colourless, odourless, and tasteless gas that is slightly less dense than air. It is toxic to humans and animals when encountered in higher concentrations.
When oxyhydrogen kit is connected, hydrocarbons might have undergoing complete combustion or tend to follow complete combustion by the aid oxygen which is a part of oxyhydrogen. Also the chance for increased combustion duration also exists.…
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