Reduction in Exhaust Emission Using Constantan Catalyst in the Diesel Engine

  • Vivek Kumar BanerjeeEmail author
  • Tanmay Agrawal
  • Basant Singh Sikarwar
  • Mohit Bhandwal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Catalytic convertor plays an important role in reducing harmful emissions in the form of NOx, HC, and CO. Various technologies have been developed to reduce vehicular emissions; however, it comes with the expense of engine performance and cost. In this research, harmful emissions from the exhaust gases of diesel engines are reduced without compromising the engine efficiency and cost-effectiveness. In this context, a new monolith is designed and fabricated with copper–nickel alloy (constantan wire) as catalyst enclosed by an aluminum casing. This device is tested on a single cylinder diesel engine at 1500 rpm and it shows 60% NOx, 60% CO, and 35% HC conversion efficiency. This research is helpful for partial replacement of the platinum-grade material used in the present catalytic converter.


Catalytic converter Constantan Exhaust emissions Diesel engine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivek Kumar Banerjee
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tanmay Agrawal
    • 1
  • Basant Singh Sikarwar
    • 1
  • Mohit Bhandwal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

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