FLOW EFFECTS IN MONOLITHIC HONEYCOMB AUTOMOTIVE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS
This paper describes the results of durability tests of monolithic catalytic converters with mechanical devices used to tailor the exhaust gas flow. Deflectors of several different shapes show promise of extending the useful life of the converter by improving conversion efficiencies of hydrocarbons and CO. The tests were run on engine/dynamometers with round cross-sectional area samples and with symmetrical inlet cones. Improvements are found in initial activity and reduced deterioration. The penalty for altering the flow is in slower catalyst light-off and increased pressure drop.
New York, NY USA 10017
- Howitt, J S
- Sekella, T C
- Publication Date: 1974-2
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Catalytic converters; Cones; Deflectors; Durability; Dynamometers; Exhaust gases; Honeycomb structures; Hydrocarbons; Pressure
- Uncontrolled Terms: Conversion
- Old TRIS Terms: Pressure drop
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00264338
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper No. 740244
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM