TITLE: The impact of decarbonization on IC engine performance
AUTHORS: Zoran Ćurguz, Miroslav Pavlović, Milan Eremija
ABSTRACT: Measurement of vehicle parameters before and after the decarbonization process is the main subject of research of this paper. Before the decarbonization process, a laboratory test of the passenger vehicle was performed, after the laboratory test, the decarbonization process was performed with a device based on water and electricity, without the use of chemicals to avoid harmful by-products, after which the laboratory test of the vehicle was performed again. The paper presents the results of vehicle performance testing in terms of exhaust emissions, engine power and fuel consumption before and after the decarbonization process. After the obtained results, a comparative analysis was performed, which aims to show the extent to which the decarbonization process contributes to the reduction of harmful gas emissions, as well as the impact of decarbonization on the power of the propulsion engine and fuel consumption. The obtained results indicate the possibility of further research in this field, due to the benefits that this process brings to vehicles, owners and the environment.
KEYWORDS: IC engine, decarbonization, exhaust emissions, engine power, fuel consumption