Laboratory Test

2008. Birmingham, UK

Laboratory performance of our fuel additive was evaluated by the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham in UK.  Being OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), we supplied MXT9®  to UK and marketed in the brand name of TK Fuel additive.

Tests were carried on a single-cylinder diesel engine on fuel consumption, smoke, nitrogen oxides (NOx), unburnt carbons, carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2).  The additive at different percentages was added to the fuel and tests were carried out under the same operating conditions as the baseline tests. The effects were evaluated and presented using diesel and biodiesel Rapeseed Methyl Ester – RME.

It was found that the simultaneously reduction of both particulate and nitrogen oxides NOx emissions in diesel engines is very challenging and poses as a very important issue. The smoke emissions (Bosch Smoke Number, BSN), the brake specific nitrogen oxides (BSNOx) values and hydrocarbon emissions (BSHC) were considerable reduction in all cases.  No adverse effects on the engine and its operation were observed during the engine testing with the additive.

Smoke emissions

Birmingham_1_Smoke

NOx emissions

Birmingham_2_NOx

Hydrocarbon emissions

Birmingham_3_HC_emission