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Course Name Alternate Fuels, Emissions and Control
Course Code 18AT613
Program M. Tech. in Automotive Engineering
Semester 2
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2018


Course Syllabus

Emission and its environmental impact -Exhaust emissions -Pollutant formation and chemistry- Nitrogen Oxides, Carbon Monoxide, Unburned Hydrocarbon, soot formation –Emissionformation in CI and SI engines-Other emissions – Particulate, Crankcase, Evaporative, Refueling, non regulated emissions- Fuel Options for Controlling Emissions -Alternate fuels-Alcohols and ethers-Bio-fuels, Synthetic fuels–Indian drive cycle- European test cycle-EmissionStandards.

Emissions Measurement and Testing Procedures of two/three wheelers, light duty vehicles andHeavy-duty Vehicle Engines, Vehicle Emission Factors. In-use vehicles emission testing by RDEstandards-Technology for Controlling Emissions for SI & CI Engine –In cylinder emission control technology- Exhaust Gas Treatment, Catalytic Converters, Thermal Reactors, Particulate Traps, EGR-SCR/SNR Technology

Combustion Diagnostic Emission Control for Euro VI Technology – Emission Standards forInspection and Maintenance Programs – Remote Sensing of Vehicle Emissions: Operating Principles, Capabilities, and Limitations. Future trends.

Text Books / References

  1. Colin Ferguson R., “Internal Combustion Engines”, John Wiley and Sons, 2015.
  2. AsifFaiz, Christopher and S.Weaver, “Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles: Standards and Technologies for Controlling Emissions” World Bank Publication, 2000.
  3. Heywood J B, “Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals”, McGraw Hill International, 2017.
  4. B.P.Pundir,“IC Engines: Combustion and Emissions”, Alpha Science International Limited, 2010.


‘Alternate Fuels, Emissions and Control’ is a course offered in the second semester of M. Tech. in Automotive Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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