Catalysis and Automotive Pollution Control IV
Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium (CAPoC4), Brussels, Belgium, 9-11 April, 1997
AUTHOR: Kruse, N. and Frennet, A.
PUBLISHER: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
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As its predecessors, CAPoC4 proved to be a suitable platform for discussing technological improvements and developments along with future perspectives and challenges. In the light of new results and further legislative regulations, the following topics were intensely discussed: *low light-off behaviour based on improved catalysts and substrate formulations *efficient adsorber systems for storage of hydrocarbon emissions *electrically heated catalyst systems ahead the main catalyst or, alternatively, close coupled catalysts (at the manifold of the engine) . lean DeNOx catalysts allowing for decomposition of NOx in the oxygen-rich exhaust of direct injection gasoline engines and high speed injection diesel engines or, alternatively, NOx trapping/reduction in a hybrid approach * collection and destruction of dry particulates or soot.
There is no doubt that clean vehicle technology is a vital part of improving air quality. Challenges remain and call for technological answers. Catalytic air pollution control is still an area providing a considerable incentive for innovative work.
PUBLICATION DATE: 5/29/1998
CATEGORY: Science, Technology & Engineering