I am a n00b here :)
We all know this is a woodworking forum, my question is pretty related (atleast by the virtue of mechanics soot is like dust, very fine dust)..
I am running an assignment at my university where I need to collect fresh diesel from car emissions over a period of 4-5 days for analysis(without much backpressure on the engine). The source is an old diesel car with cylindrical exhaust, that produces a lot of carbon soot.
I've been trying to do a lot of experiments with collection:
- Using a stack of steel-pre-filters e.g. these
: Upon emptying I do notice a 1-2 gram of soot. But not more than that. Maybe that's the
I want to be able to collect more than that?
I was reading through https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21117422
and I thought I should share it here.
Do you think that using a Cyclonic Separator as an attachment with car's exhaust as an input can work? I ran an experiment today with a basic cylone separator with 4 inches diameter:
While the cylone separation worked pretty well for dust/sand, the soot FAILED to get into the collection chamber. I am wondering if its because the soot particles are super-light?
1. Any ideas on how to modify the design in a way that the soot(2-10 microns) gets into the collection chamber.
2. What other experiments can I try, to make this happen?
Any help on this would be more than welcome and be returned by a lot of good karma!