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Particulate Matter (soot) emitted by internal combustion engines poses a real threat for human health and the environment; it also affects engine durability and oil change intervals.

The understanding of exhaust and soot-in-oil characteristics and the effects of particular matter on oil properties is investigated by using specific and powerful diagnostic techniques; the nanosize scale and oil environment make the investigation highly challenging.

New characterisation tools have been developed by the group allowing for insight into the fundamental understanding of soot-in-oil morphology, transfer mechanisms and agglomerate behaviour in lubricant oil.

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Advanced diagnostics tools for nanoparticles in oil allow for a better understanding of lubricant degradation and oil thickening.

Heptane

Heptane
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Soot

Soot
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Soot

Soot
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Oil

Oil
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Diesel

Diesel
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3D TEM of soot-in-oil nanoparticles

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Dr Antonino La Rocca
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antonino.larocca@nottingham.ac.uk

 

 

Engine Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD



email:engines-group@nottingham.ac.uk