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Title: Development of Vehicle Emission Reduction Unit (Veru) for Use in Petrol Engines
Authors: Ismaila, S.O.
Odetokun, B.D.
Bolaji, Bukola Olalekan
Waheed, M.A.
Aiyedun, P.O.
Keywords: Vehicle Emissions
Catalytic Converter
Carbon dioxide (CO2), Carbon monoxide ‎‎(CO), Hydro carbons (HC)
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: ‎Sigurnost (Safety), Institute of Safety Research and ‎Development, Zagreb, Croatia‎
Series/Report no.: Volume 54;No. 3, pp. 285-292
Abstract: Vehicle emissions constitute the main source of atmospheric pollution in modern cities. The increasing number of passenger ‎cars, especially during the last decade, has resulted in composite traffic problems with serious consequences on emissions and ‎fuel consumption.‎ The main focus is on the development of a unit to reduce the constituents of vehicle emissions before they get into the ‎atmosphere. The Vehicle Emissions Reduction Unit (VERU) was used to absorb certain percentages of carbon dioxide (CO2), ‎carbon monoxide (CO), and hydrocarbons (HC) which would have been emitted into the atmosphere. The VERU consists of a ‎canister and specimen prepared by mixing clay with soda lime and water and rolled into balls which were then sun dried. The ‎sun dried specimen were placed in the canister and applied at the tail end of exhaust pipes of vehicles. The results of the tests ‎carried out using VERU showed that CO2 was reduced by 60%, CO by 73%, HC by 80%, while O2 was increased by 150%. It ‎was concluded that the use of VERU could reduce vehicle emissions and is therefore recommended for use.
URI: http://repository.fuoye.edu.ng/handle/123456789/1255
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