Freezing Dilution Mini-Tunnel as a Sampling Method for Diesel Particulates

G. Takeshi Sato, Katsuo Imazuka, Takashi Sawada, Norimasa Iida

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A freezing dilution mini-tunnel method is described which allows sampling of diesel exhaust particulates with independent control of the diluted gas temperature Td and collecting mesh surface temperature Tw. Particulates in the diluted gas are caught on the cooled mesh surface kept the low temperature with liquid air at Tw. This tunnel was examined to determine the individual effect of these two operating variables Td, Tw on the samples collected just behind an exhaust valve of a single-cylinder direct-injection test engine run at constant speed and load. Either decreasing diluted gas temperature or sampling mesh surface temperature resulted in an increase of particulate diameter and coagulation of liquidwise particulates and cohesion of particulates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1113-1120
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series B
Issue number463
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • Black Smoke
  • Combustion
  • Diesel Engine
  • Diesel Particulate
  • Dilution Tunnel
  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • Sampling Method
  • Soot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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