Heat and Mass transfer in diesel engine wet scrubber

Title of Project

Heat and Mass transfer in diesel engine wet scrubber


Dr Rong Situ

College or Research Centre

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

Wet scrubber is used commonly to remove harmful components that generate as a result of combustion of underground mining diesel equipment. It consists from inlet exhaust gases pipe with outlet inserted to beneath water surface. This stream of exhaust gas faces the liquid underneath generating bubbles in different sizes based on their velocities and locations. These air bubbles leave the water surface then the scrubber through gas outlet toward Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) with temperature and pollutants much lower and humidity much higher than inlet conditions. This high humidity reduces DPF life and increases maintenance cost. This project aims to experimentally and numerically investigate the heat and mass transfer mechanism in the wet scrubber to obtain its optimum performance.

Key Words

Diesel exhaust; wet scrubber; heat and mass transfer

Would suit an applicant who

Has a sound academic background, research experience, an interest in mechanical engineering and strong experimental and computational skills.

Updated: 4 months ago