Modern hydrocarbon adsorbers for gasoline engines are promising candidates for cold start emission control. In this paper, the flow and heat transfer in a typical complex system, comprising a “barrel type” adsorber and two conventional catalysts is studied. A mathematical model is developed and applied for the computation of the flow and pressure distribution, as well as transient heat transfer in the system. The model is aimed at understanding and quantifying the particular thermal response behavior of hydrocarbon adsorber systems. Illustrative results with variable geometric parameters under realistic input conditions are presented. [S0742-4795(00)01701-4]
Thermal Response of Automotive Hydrocarbon Adsorber Systems
Contributed by the Internal Combustion Engine Division (ICE) of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Manuscript received by the ICE January 17, 1998; final revision received by the ASME Headquarters June 9, 1999. Associate Technical Editor: D. Assanis.
Koltsakis , G. C., and Stamatelos, A. M. (June 9, 1999). "Thermal Response of Automotive Hydrocarbon Adsorber Systems ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. January 2000; 122(1): 112–118. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.483182
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