Innovative Hydrocarbon Sensor for Real Drive Emission Testing: Optimization of the Gas Inlet

Authors

  • Nurain Rozy Faculty of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Norazlianie Sazali Faculty of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Saiful Anwar Che Ghani Faculty of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Maurice Kettner Hochschule Karlsruhe-Technik und Wirtschaft, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, 76012 Karlsruhe, Germany

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.84.1.110

Keywords:

Hydrocarbon sensor, Numerical analysis, Inlet Optimization, AVL Fire

Abstract

Hydrocarbon emission is very bad for human health. Many efforts were made to reduce the pollution of hydrocarbon sensor especially in vehicle. For that, the development of hydrocarbon sensor for emission testing on the road is one of the great approaches to compare the results from laboratory test and in real driving test. This work focused on numerical investigation and optimization of hydrocarbon sensor prototype that is using glow plug as the heat source. Heat is important in facilitating ionization process for ion current measurement. Therefore, numerical optimization of inlet design and simulation using AVL Fire was done and reported in the following work to obtain the maximized performance of hydrocarbon sensor. We found that the optimum conditions for heating gas inside the chamber is when the inlet create a swirl flow and at low velocity.

Author Biography

Norazlianie Sazali, Faculty of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia

Corresponding Author: azlianie@ump.edu.my

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Published

2021-06-26

How to Cite

Rozy, N. ., Sazali, N., Che Ghani, S. A. ., & Kettner, M. (2021). Innovative Hydrocarbon Sensor for Real Drive Emission Testing: Optimization of the Gas Inlet. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 84(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.84.1.110

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