Research has now well established that diesel particulate emission represents a serious health hazard in many urban areas around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that diesel particulate emission is a probable human carcinogen.
CleanPOWER Systems (CPS) uses Platinum/ Cerium Bimetallic fuel additive in combination with a Platinum catalyzed particulate filter to significantly reduce the production of these hazardous byproducts. This technique has proven effectively by many researchers around the world.
CleanPOWER system is one of our technologies to turn our visions into reality. The catalyzed filter captures the particulate matter from the engine exhaust while the fuel additive and catalyzed filter surface activate continuous regeneration at lower exhaust temperatures. CPS combines fuel additives of DPX-9 from Rhodia and Platinum Plus 3100 from Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc (CDT). The minimum operation temperatures of CPS are the lowest among all passive filter systems as noted below. The deposition of platinum on cordierite filters plays an important role in the performance of the system. The reaction mechanism, derived from extensive flow reactor measurements by Delft University of Technology and CDT, explains the high activity of the fuel additive and filter system as shown schematically below. In addition to the catalytic oxidation that is illustrated, non-catalytic combustion also plays a role.
CleanPOWER Systems reduces diesel engine emissions effectively on Particulate Matter (PM), Carbon (black smoke), Soluble Organic Fraction (SOF) with a slight increase in sulfate emission. Sulfate emission can be minimized by using lower fuel sulfur contents below 500 ppm (.05% wt).
Indiana Research Institute has designed an exact replacement for standard mufflers used by diesel bus engines thus providing an easy and economical retrofit solution.