%0 E-Article
%A Abdul Qayoom, Jakhrani
%I IEEE
%D 2012
%G English
%T Estimation of Carbon Footprints from Diesel Generator Emissions
%U http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/16308/1/Estimation%20of%20Carbon%20Footprints%20from%20Diesel%20Generator%20Emissions%28abstract%29.pdf
%U http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/16308/
%U http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6344193/
%X 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.