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Particulate emissions from diesel engines: correlation between engine technology and emissions

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, January 2014
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Particulate emissions from diesel engines: correlation between engine technology and emissions
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Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1745-6673-9-6
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Michael Fiebig, Andreas Wiartalla, Bastian Holderbaum, Sebastian Kiesow


In the last 30 years, diesel engines have made rapid progress to increased efficiency, environmental protection and comfort for both light- and heavy-duty applications. The technical developments include all issues from fuel to combustion process to exhaust gas aftertreatment. This paper provides a comprehensive summary of the available literature regarding technical developments and their impact on the reduction of pollutant emission. This includes emission legislation, fuel quality, diesel engine- and exhaust gas aftertreatment technologies, as well as particulate composition, with a focus on the mass-related particulate emission of on-road vehicle applications. Diesel engine technologies representative of real-world on-road applications will be highlighted.Internal engine modifications now make it possible to minimize particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions with nearly no reduction in power. Among these modifications are cooled exhaust gas recirculation, optimized injections systems, adapted charging systems and optimized combustion processes with high turbulence. With introduction and optimization of exhaust gas aftertreatment systems, such as the diesel oxidation catalyst and the diesel particulate trap, as well as NOx-reduction systems, pollutant emissions have been significantly decreased. Today, sulfur poisoning of diesel oxidation catalysts is no longer considered a problem due to the low-sulfur fuel used in Europe. In the future, there will be an increased use of bio-fuels, which generally have a positive impact on the particulate emissions and do not increase the particle number emissions.Since the introduction of the EU emissions legislation, all emission limits have been reduced by over 90%. Further steps can be expected in the future. Retrospectively, the particulate emissions of modern diesel engines with respect to quality and quantity cannot be compared with those of older engines. Internal engine modifications lead to a clear reduction of the particulate emissions without a negative impact on the particulate-size distribution towards smaller particles. The residual particles can be trapped in a diesel particulate trap independent of their size or the engine operating mode. The usage of a wall-flow diesel particulate filter leads to an extreme reduction of the emitted particulate mass and number, approaching 100%. A reduced particulate mass emission is always connected to a reduced particle number emission.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
Unknown 132 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 21%
Student > Bachelor 25 19%
Student > Master 23 17%
Researcher 18 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 7%
Other 14 10%
Unknown 17 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 44 33%
Environmental Science 22 16%
Chemical Engineering 9 7%
Physics and Astronomy 6 4%
Materials Science 4 3%
Other 28 21%
Unknown 22 16%

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