Implementation of a portable automobile exhaust emission analyzer
Gokongwei College of Engineering
Electronics And Communications Engg
DLSU Engineering e-Journal
The portable automobile exhaust emission analyzer is a device that can measure the gas emissions of both gasoline- and diesel fueled cars. For gasoline-fueled cars, the device detects and displays the amount of the following air pollutants, namely, hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), and nitrous oxides. For the diesel fueled cars, the device displays the opacity measurement. The portable emission analyzer consists of sensors, input devices, a microcontroller, and an LCD display.
The sensors used are Iridium 50 gas sensor which detects CO and HC, and the NOXO 100 which detects the nitrous oxide. The temperature sensor together with the stroboscope provides the user the temperature and rpm information needed to start the operation of the emission analyzer. A light source, an LDR and a smoke chamber made of aluminum sheet comprised the opacimeter.
The accuracy of the emission analyzer is tested by comparing the test results with LTO registered emission testing center. A 98.88% accuracy for the CO is derived. The precision of the device is also obtained by repeating the test for the same car for ten times. The following precision measurements are gathered: 98.42% for HC, 98.08% for NOX and a 94.49% for the opacimeter.
Baylon, F., Dy, J. G., Quidilla, R. D., San Pascual, R. D., & Dulay, A. E. (2007). Implementation of a portable automobile exhaust emission analyzer. DLSU Engineering e-Journal, 1 (1), 13-27. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/faculty_research/5447
Electrical and Electronics
Automobiles—Motors—Exhaust systems; Automobiles—Pollution control devices; Air—Pollution—Measurement