Exhaust and aftertreatment on the Achates ULNOx heavy-duty opposed-piston diesel

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However, during development, the project team was able to exceed the program expectation for engine-out NO x and exhaust temperature control in the catalyst warm-up mode and concluded that the tailpipe NO x targets can be met without the close coupled light-off SCR.

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Study links deterioration of concrete and asphalt to trace quantities of organic matter; diesel exhaust, windshield washer fluids

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The scientists showed that there are a number of organic molecules from diverse sources present in modern concrete structures and asphalt pavements: phthalates, diesel exhaust particulates, surfactants, and windshield washer fluids.


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Researchers develop effective exhaust catalyst for lower temperature exhaust

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To improve fuel efficiency, advanced combustion engines are being designed to minimize the amount of waste heat in the exhaust. As a result, future generations of exhaust after-treatment catalysts must perform at temperatures that are 100 °C lower than current catalysts. The researchers designed a catalyst that could endure engine exhaust temperatures of up to 800 ˚C encountered under high engine loads.

UK expert group focuses attention on non-exhaust emissions from road traffic as regulatory concern

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A new report released by the Air Quality Expert Group ( AQEG ) in the UK recommends as an immediate priority that non-exhaust emissions (NEE) are recognized as a source of ambient concentrations of airborne PM, even for vehicles with zero exhaust emissions of particles. Non-exhaust emissions (NEE) from road traffic refers to particles released into the air from brake wear, tyre wear, road surface wear and resuspension of road dust during on-road vehicle usage.

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New VW Golf now available to order with natural gas drive

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The new VW Golf is now also available in certain markets with natural gas drive: the Golf TGI is equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 96 kW / 130 PS and three natural gas fuel tanks.

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2021 Jeep Gladiator available with 3rd generation 3.0L EcoDiesel

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As suggested in 2018, ( earlier post ) the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is now available with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine. of torque, with engine stop-start (ESS) technology standard, is available on Gladiator Sport, Overland and Rubicon models.

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MAN Engines showcasing D3876 diesel engine for EU Stage V locomotives without exhaust after-treatment systems

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One of its outstanding features is the in-line six, which meets the EU Stage V emission standard for locomotives without the need for an exhaust after-treatment system (EATS). The MAN D3876 LE63x meets EU Stage V for locomotives without the need for exhaust after-treatment systems. The top performance and efficiency of the MAN locomotive engine is available for railway vehicles at the current emission stages in power levels from 588 to 735 kW (789 to 986 hp).

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Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport now available as PHEVs: P300e

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The new Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport premium compact SUVs are now available with plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology, with an electric-only range of up to 66 km (41 miles) and CO 2 emissions as low as 32 g/km.

Stena Line seeking novel approaches to recover energy from exhaust gases from ship engines

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Stena Line is seeking novel, cost-effective approaches to recover energy from exhaust gases from ship engines and to transform it into a more useful energy form (e.g., Stena Line said that it is especially interested in industrial-scale applications of thermoelectric generators (TEG) that use the temperature difference between the exhaust gas and the ambient air to directly transform waste heat into electricity. direct exhaust gas turbines.

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Study estimates 6% of lung cancer deaths in US and UK attributable to diesel exhaust

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In 2012, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified diesel engine exhaust (DEE) as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). It should also be noted that although new diesel engines are available, it will take still many years before they have a significant penetration into the diesel engine fleet, especially in less developed countries.

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Mercedes OM 656 diesel now available in G-Class in G 350 d

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The models will be available to order starting in January 2019 and will arrive in dealerships in spring. The characteristics of the engine include the stepped-bowl combustion process, two-stage exhaust turbocharging as well as the use of CAMTRONIC variable valve timing. This heats up the exhaust system without driving up fuel consumption. DYNAMIC SELECT is now available with up to five drive modes for the G-Class as standard.

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Study links ambient PM2.5 and ozone specifically caused by vehicle exhaust emissions to ~361,000 premature deaths worldwide in 2010 and ~385,000 in 2015

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A new study provides the most detailed picture available to date of the global, regional, and local health impacts attributable to emissions from four transportation subsectors: on-road diesel vehicles; other on-road vehicles; shipping; and non-road mobile engines such as agricultural and construction equipment. Consideration of these impacts would likely increase the estimate of health impacts from vehicle exhaust emissions.

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Daimler conducting internal investigation over exhaust emissions certification process in the US

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Daimler AG announced that it is conducting an internal investigation regarding its certification process related to exhaust emissions in the United States upon the request of the US Department of Justice (DOJ). Daimler said it considers the class actions filed against it “to be without merit” and said it will defend itself against them “with all available legal means”.

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Viable exhaust-driven on-board ethanol reforming for improvements in fuel economy and emissions

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A team at Monsanto and colleagues at AVL Powertrain have successfully designed and demonstrated an onboard low-temperature ethanol reformer that can be driven by exhaust heat. Many papers have described high-temperature steam reforming of ethanol at around 600 °C but.this temperature is too high to be driven by engine exhaust. Because exhaust-driven reforming uses only waste engine heat, it avoids this efficiency hit, the authors note.

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HEI ACES study of lifetime animal exposure to New Technology Diesel Engine exhaust finds no lung cancer

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The first study to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of lifetime exposure to new technology diesel exhaust (NTDE)—i.e., exhaust from heavy-duty diesel engines meeting EPA 2007 and later emissions requirements—has found no evidence of carcinogenic lung tumors. Earlier ACES reports (available at ) found substantial reductions in particulate matter and other pollutants in the emissions from both 2007 and 2010 engines.

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New Golf Variant TGI natural gas model now available to order; three tanks, more CNG range

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Due in part to the innovative lambda split process, natural gas also burns extremely cleanly: the exhaust contains much less carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide (NO x ), resulting in minimal soot and fine dust. Both can be added to fuels or are available as pure biofuels. The new Volkswagen Golf Variant TGI with three natural gas tanks. Golf Variant 1,5 TGI fuel consumption natural gas CNG in kg/100 km: urban 4.7 extra-urban 3.0 / combined 3.6;

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Fraunhofer researchers develop method for cost-effective titanium forming for car exhaust systems

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Fraunhofer researchers are presenting an economical titanium forming technology for car exhaust systems at the EuroBlech trade fair from 23 to 27 October in Hannover, Germany. Due to the lack of cost-effective forming technologies for titanium, manifolds, exhaust pipes, catalytic converters and mufflers are currently primarily manufactured from high-alloy stainless steel. However, titanium has a great deal of potential, especially for mass production of exhaust systems.

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Toyota details powertrain advances in Gen4 Prius; available E-Four system for all-wheel drive

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This improvement was enabled in part through the use of a large-volume exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system and improvements in combustion efficiency and knock control. The exhaust heat recirculation system has also been improved and made more compact, lighter and efficient. This recycles exhaust heat from the engine into the coolant to be reused in the heaters and to warm the engine. Available Advanced Technologies.

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Continental introducing new solutions for economic and efficient exhaust gas aftertreatment in commercial vehicles

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At the IAA in Hanover (Germany), Continental is presenting new solutions for exhaust gas aftertreatment in commercial vehicles. The technologies being shown are designed to help system suppliers and OEMs meet new exhaust emissions standards such as Euro VI (2013) and US10 /Tier4f. As the exhaust gas aftertreatment strategies are defined by the OEMs, it is part of our system competence to ensure that the individual components can be applied with a maximum amount of flexibility.

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Study finds diesel oxidation catalyst eliminates mutagenicity of diesel exhaust in gas phase

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A team of researchers in Germany has found that the mutagenicity of diesel engine exhaust (DEE) is eliminated in the gas phase by a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), but only slightly reduced in the particle phase. This can be achieved by direct measurement of the exhaust components. However, during recent years it has occasionally been shown that the available analytical methods do not necessarily show the complete picture of health hazards that are connected to DEE.

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3.0L EcoDiesel available across the 2020 Jeep Wrangler four-door lineup; 1st diesel-powered Wrangler in N America

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A new 5.1-gallon diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank is located immediately behind the fuel tank with refill location next to the diesel fuel filler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left- and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Jeep will offer a diesel-powered Wrangler for the first time in North America with the introduction of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel.

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Nonthermal plasma torch reforming of exhaust gas for NOx trap regeneration

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Researchers from the Center for Energy and Processes (CEP), MINES ParisTec, and Renault are exploring the non-catalytic reforming of diesel fuel with diesel engine exhaust gas (i.e. The classical way to regenerate NO x trap catalysts consists of operating the engine under rich combustion conditions for a short while in order to produce reducing species in the exhaust gas, which will convert NO x into N 2.

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Toyota’s second turbocharged gasoline engine now available in Auris in Japan; 36% thermal efficiency

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The new 8NR-FTS 1.2-liter direct-injection turbo engine is now available as an option for the partially redesigned Auris, which went on sale in Japan today. The engine pairs a single-scroll turbocharger with a cylinder head that uses an integrated water-cooled exhaust manifold to optimize exhaust temperature. Toyota’s new turbo engines deliver fuel economy on a par with some of the most efficient non-hybrids available today.

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EPA making $20M available for clean diesel projects

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In addition to these grants, approximately $9 million will be available through direct state allocations. EPA will provide funding for: Verified Exhaust Control Technologies: up to 100% of the cost of eligible verified. technology if that technology is combined on the same vehicle with a new eligible verified exhaust control. vehicle with a new eligible verified exhaust control technology.

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New thermoelectric material offers higher output power than other available materials

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Ge 0.25 )—intended to generate electric power from waste heat with greater efficiency and higher output power than currently available materials. Ren suggested typical applications would include use in a car exhaust system to convert heat into electricity to power the car’s electric system, boosting mileage, or in a cement plant, capturing waste heat from a smokestack to power the plant’s systems.

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2017 Audi Q7 now available with 2.0-liter TFSI turbo-charged four-cylinder engine; lower entry point to premium SUV

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turbo introduced in 2015 on the A4 ( earlier post ), the engine features enhancements to the exhaust manifold integration; improvements to the Audi valvelift system; and the use of innovative thermal management, all helping to reduce fuel consumption and improve overall engine efficiency. Available adaptive cruise control with stop & go automatically maintains distance from the vehicle in front, including braking and accelerating.

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Volkswagen Golf with new 1.5 TSI Evo engine now available to order in Europe; new 1.5 TSI variant coming

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TSI Evo (110 kW / 150 PS) ( earlier post , earlier post ), is now available to order in Europe. TSI is available for purchase immediately and from the Comfortline equipment line upwards. The exhaust emissions, fuel consumption and acoustic operating characteristics of the engine can be positively influenced by controlling the combustion process. TSI with 96 kW / 130 PS and additional technical highlights will be available in the middle of the year.

2017 163

Cummins Westport begins production of ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine; first commercially available near zero NOx MidRange engine

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Exhaust emissions of the ISL G NZ are 90% lower than the current EPA and ARB NO x limit of 0.2 Backed by a Cummins Factory Warranty and supported by Cummins Service Network, the ISL G NZ offers low emission performance and efficiency with engine ratings from 250-320 horsepower, and 660-1,000 lb-ft torque available. Cummins Westport Inc. CWI) announced that orders are being processed and production of the ISL G Near Zero (NZ) NO x natural gas engine ( earlier post ) has commenced.

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Independent group aims to be for emissions what NCAP or IIHS is for crash safety

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A newly formed organization called Allow Independent Road-testing (AIR) wants to make impartial emissions ratings available to vehicle shoppers. Diesels emissions health Exhaust air pollution Volkswagen diesel scandalUsing a simple rating from A (best) to H (worst), they would tell you, at a quick glance, how much you’re endangering the health of your family with tailpipe pollutants. Although the idea may seem.

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WinGD and HHI-EMD extend collaboration to develop sustainable two-stroke engine technology

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technology platform with the introduction in June 2020 of iCER—Intelligent Control by Exhaust Recycling—as the first X-DF2.0 fulfils Tier III emission requirements without any external exhaust gas after treatment system when operating in gas mode. The iCER is designed to cool and recirculate part of the exhaust gas through a low-pressure path during operation in gas mode. It is possible to recirculate exhaust gas up to a maximum rate of 50% mass flow.

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US Tire Manufacturers Association to produce standardized tire tread particles for researchers

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In 2020, independent global emissions testing company Emissions Analytics reported that pollution from tire wear can be 1,000 times worse than what comes out of a car’s exhaust. USTMA hopes to have CMTT samples available to ship to researchers as early as the second quarter of 2022.

Volkswagen continues to optimize its EA888 workhorse engine; fourth evolution in 2022 Golf GTI and R

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Both intake and exhaust camshafts feature continuously variable valve timing, and the exhaust camshaft further adds variable valve lift and duration through the use of two distinct camshaft lobe profiles.

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Toyota introduces 2022 Toyota Tundra pickup with new i-FORCE MAX hybrid option

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Exhaust cooling starts with the computer-optimized exhaust valve shape and is further enhanced by the integrated exhaust manifold and cylinder head design that uses the same water jacket to lower exhaust gas temperature entering the turbochargers to further improve reliability and performance.

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Cummins B6.7 Performance Series engine now features stop-start capability

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This feature also delivers the sociability benefits that contractors are looking for by reducing on-site noise and exhaust emissions. engine is available from 116-243 kW (155-326 hp) with a high peak torque of 1375 N·m. Cummins Inc. announced that the latest B6.7

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Vitesco Technologies reduces emissions in high-voltage hybrid vehicles with electrical catalyst heating; new DC/DC converter

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Vitesco Technologies, a leading international supplier of advanced powertrain technologies and electrification solutions, is now making electrical catalyst heating available in high-voltage hybrid vehicles as well.

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Milk and gasoline: the cost of the energy they provide to fuel our bodies and automobiles

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The above analysis considered the available energy in milk and gasoline, and the logic there is straightforward. Current gasoline-powered vehicles lose about 70% of the available energy through engine losses (mostly through exhaust heat). In turn, not all of the available energy in food is digested. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. This brief analysis examines the relative cost of the energy from milk and gasoline.

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Alstom to supply Italy’s first hydrogen trains

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This zero-emission train emits low levels of noise, with exhaust being only steam and condensed water.

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Study finds particulates from auxiliary vehicle heaters can be up to 1000 times higher than from idling gasoline engines

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Average particle number concentrations measured from the vehicle exhaust during engine idling and from the auxiliary heater exhaust during its operation. CPC data were not available for two car idle measurements, these are indicated in the figure with a red “X”.

Mercedes begins sales of new 6-cylinder GLE diesel; first SUV in its class to meet Euro 6d

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l/100 km; combined CO 2 emissions: 198-184 g/km) is available from €69,496. Certification in accordance with the Euro 6d standard (RDE stage 2) not prescribed for new models until 1 January 2020 is possible due to measures including extended exhaust gas aftertreatment with an additional underbody SCR catalytic converter including ammonia slip catalyst (ASC) in the underbody.

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Building materials recycler switches fleet to Neste renewable diesel

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We decided to switch to renewable diesel once our quality and availability concerns were satisfied. We have noticed that the exhaust appears cleaner and seems less toxic. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is available to public and private fleets in California through authorized distributors.

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UK consortium developing biogas and hydrogen dual-fuel Class 66 locomotive

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Exhaust emissions will be assessed in line with the latest RSSB guidance to understand both the baseline conditions and the impact of dual-fuelling for both hydrogen and biogas. Emissions and substitution data is a key output of this project and will be available to RSSB.

Electro-hydraulic system wins Volvo Technology Award

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The company anticipates the new technology to be available in the excavator market in a near future. With a higher available power, cycle times can be shortened, for example when loading a truck, which contributes to both efficiency increases and cost benefits for the customer.

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Two engine options in new Mazda6; updated 2.5L with cylinder deactivation, turbo 2.5L with Dynamic Pressure Turbo

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Higher-grade models will also be available with Mazda’s turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T First available in the current-generation Mazda CX-9 midsize crossover SUV, the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T Mazda’s Dynamic Pressure Turbo varies the degree of exhaust pulsation depending on engine speed. At low rpms (below 1620 rpm), the volume of the exhaust ports is reduced by closing a valve located just before the turbine that drives the turbocharger.

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