Emmisions

 

CALCULATING EMISSION LEVELS (Source Wikipedia)


CO₂
One litre of diesel typically weighs 0.83kg (the density range is 820kg – 860kg / mᶟ).
About 87% of this is carbon, so one litre of diesel contains 0.86 x 87% = 0.7482kg of carbon with each atom of carbon weighing 12 atomic units.
When it combines with 2 atoms of oxygen in the combustion process it becomes CO₂, which weighs 44 atomic units. The 0.7482kg of carbon in the original fuel then becomes 0.7482 x ⁴⁴/₁₂ = 2.7434kg of CO₂, so one litre of diesel produces about 2.65kg of CO₂.

 

NOₓ
The major source of NOx production from nitrogen-bearing fuels such as certain coals and oil, is the conversion of fuel bound nitrogen to NOx during combustion. During combustion, the nitrogen bound in the fuel is released as a free radical and ultimately forms free N2, or NO. Fuel NOx can contribute as much as 50% of total emissions when combusting oil and as much as 80% when combusting coal.
Although the complete mechanism is not fully understood, there are two primary paths of formation. The first involves the oxidation of volatile nitrogen species during the initial stages of combustion. During the release and prior to the oxidation of the volatiles, nitrogen reacts to form several intermediaries which are then oxidized into NO. If the volatiles evolve into a reducing atmosphere, the nitrogen evolved can readily be made to form nitrogen gas, rather than NOx. The second path involves the combustion of nitrogen contained in the char matrix during the combustion of the char portion of the fuels. This reaction occurs much more slowly than the volatile phase. Only around 20% of the char nitrogen is ultimately emitted as NOx, since much of the NOx that forms during this process is reduced to nitrogen by the char, which is nearly pure carbon

 

Emissions Reduction
Total diesel burnt driving 345,000 kilometres = 43,470 litres.
Total diesel burnt as dual fuel driving 345,000 kilometres = 31,050 litres.
Total saving of unburnt diesel = 12,420 litres.

 

Each litre of unburnt equals 2.7 kilograms of CO2 emission.
12,420 litres x 2.7kilograms = 33,534 kilograms of CO2 saved or 33.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions saved.

 

155,000 kilometres as dual fuel = 5,580 kilograms or 5.58 tonnes.

 

Reduces your Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The more efficient burn of the diesel fuel in the combustion chamber created by the shot of gas from the
eCo-shot LPG injection System reduces harmful greenhouse gases.
NOx by as much as 55%
CO2 by as much as 13%

 

Recent testing on 2003 Nissan Navarra NOx reduction
Diesel only = 448 parts per million / eCo-shot on = 207 parts per million
CO2 reduction...
Diesel only = 3.73% / eCo-shot on = 3.47%