Integrated Aftertreatment System of DI Diesels for Cars
Title of Programme
THE FOURTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME - FP4-BRITE/EURAM 3
Financing Code for Project
|Project start year - end year||1996 - 1998|
EUROPEAN COMMISSION RESEARCH
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Svenska Emissionsteknik AB
Centro Ricerche FIAT S.C.P.A. (CRF)
Aerosol and Particle Technology Laboratory (APTL)
Universita degli Studi di Genova (UNIGE)
|Budget / APTL Budget||€ / 360.000€|
|Scientific Manager / Project researcher||A. G. Konstandopoulos / E. Papaioannou|
Passenger cars with direct injecting diesel engines offer the greatest potential at present of complying with the stricter emission limits which will be incorporated in future legislation. Such engines have an extraordinarily low fuel consumption, but present problems in future in respect of the limits proposed in the EU Exhaust Regulation Stage III for all diesel engines with effect from October 1999.
The manufacturers of such engines urgently need reliable exhaust aftertreatment methods to enable the limits for oxides of nitrogen (HC + NOx 0.5 g/km) and the particulates (0.04 g/km) to be assured.
The integrated systems which it is intended to develop in this project, consist of:
The consortium consists of three reputed vehicle engine manufacturers (VW, MB, Fiat) who are the principal users of the developed systems, an industrial catalyst manufacturer (JM) and an exhaust system manufacturer (ZS), both of whom will make use of the results for enlarging their range of products for environmental protection.
Specialized institutes of advance technology are active throughout Europe in the field of NOx catalyst (K. U. Leuven), in soot filter regeneration (University of Thessaloniki) fE and in charging processes for diesel engines (University of Genoa).