Fuel Adulteration Detection using Long Period Fiber Grating Sensor Technology

Mishra, Vandana and Jain, S.C. and Singh, Nahar and Poddar, G.C. and Kapur, Pawan (2008) Fuel Adulteration Detection using Long Period Fiber Grating Sensor Technology. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research (JSIR), 46 (2). pp. 106-110. ISSN 0022-4456

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Adulteration of petrol and diesel with kerosene is a common malpractice in India because kerosene has been made easily accessible at a price much cheaper than that of petrol and diesel. Such adulteration results in increased pollution, decrease in engine or machine performance, reduced lifetime of components, lower returns for money of the buyers and decrease in availability of kerosene to the needy people. There is no standard technique that is followed universally for detection of adulteration level. In this study, application potential of long period fiber grating (LPFG) sensor technology to detect fuel adulteration has been investigated. It was possible to detect presence of 10% contaminant in petrol and diesel using LPFG technique whereas the traditional technologies are able to detect presence of about more than 20% of the same.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sensor technology, Fiber grating, Fuel adulteration detection
Subjects: CSIO > Photonics Instrumentation
Divisions: Photonics Instrumentation
Depositing User: Ms T Kaur
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2012 14:08
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2012 14:42
URI: http://csioir.csio.res.in/id/eprint/195

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