PAGODE

Post-treAtment for the next Generation Of Diesel Engines                        

 

Title of Programme
7th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
Sustainable Surface Transport
Financing Code for Project
SST.2008.3.1.5
Project start year - end year 2006 - 2009
Financing organisation
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
RESEARCH DIRECTORATE-GENERAL
Specific Targeted research Project
Coordinator PEUGEOT CITROËN Automobiles (PSA)
Other partners
Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF)
Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP)
Chalmers University of Technology (CHALMERS)
Aerosol and Particle Technology Laboratory (APTL)
École Supérieure d’Électricité (SUPELEC)
Budget / APTL Budget 2,944,847.00 € / 218,524 €
Scientific Manager / Project researcher
Project website http://cordis.europa.eu/
Summary
The aim of the PAGODE project was to provide a comprehensive, system-oriented development approach on potentially new after treatment processes that will be required by the next homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) combustion systems, taking into account the future fuel generations. 
The scientific objectives of this project were: 
  • to understand the complex kinetic mechanisms and chemical principles of CO/HC low temperature oxidation for the next generation diesel engines exhaust environment;
  • to develop a robust, efficient, and accurate computational models to analyse, simulate and improve the performance of next generation catalytic converters (a transient one-dimensional model, and a single spatial dimension will be developed at a first step and then 2D and 3D calculations will be investigated and integrated). 
The technological objectives were: 
  • to formulate, develop, test and optimise advanced new catalyst formulation for CO/HC low temperature oxidation;
  • to design, develop and test emerging flexible low temperature oxidation technologies based on plasma concepts;
  • to perform a powertrain system synthesis and evaluate, for next generation power trains, the needed requirements and boundary conditions to implement at their best the advanced after treatment processes in diesel engines.
The results of PAGODE will help automobile industry to develop affordable innovative technical solutions dedicated to the future diesel engine. PAGODE is the place where complementary skills are joining their efforts to answer technological challenges on the after treatment of the next generation of diesel engine.

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European Automotive Research Partners Association (EARPA)

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