Estimation of Carbon Footprints from Diesel Generator Emissions

Abdul Qayoom, Jakhrani and Andrew Ragai, Henry Rigit and Othman, A.K. and Saleem, Raza Samo and Shakeel Ahmed, Kamboh (2012) Estimation of Carbon Footprints from Diesel Generator Emissions. International Conference on Green and Ubiquitous Technology (GUT) 2012. ISSN (ISBN) 978-1-4577-2171-7

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The aim of this paper is to estimate the amount of carbon footprints emitted from diesel generators in terms of carbon dioxide. A constant load demand of 1.05 kW per hour (6.3 kW/day) with six hours of operation of a diesel generator per day was selected for this analysis. The fuel consumption rate and carbon footprints in terms of carbon dioxide (CO2) were determined. It was discovered that emission of carbon footprints increased by five folds as emission factor was increased from 1kg to 5 kgCO2/liter. Similarly, the increment of a single kW rated power diesel generator at a constant emission factor increases 1.1 to 1.2 times carbon footprint emissions. It is revealed that the efficiency of diesel generator is inversely proportional to its rated power, fuel consumption rate and CO2 emissions. Therefore, the rated power of selected diesel generator should be close to the required load demand.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon footprints; carbon dioxide emissions; diesel generator; fuel consumption rate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 01:27
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2022 00:11

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