BRIGHT SPARKS CLEAN UP DIESEL ENGINES

A system for reducing pollutants from diesel engines is being developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology in Aachen. Instead of trying to build a catalytic converter, electrodes have been fitted into the engine's exhaust system. A current passes between the electrodes, producing a shower of sparks which ionise the exhaust gases to produce nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur. It is thought that 95% of nitrogen oxides can be removed from the exhaust emissions if enough energy is used.

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  • Authors:
    • Ward, M
  • Publication Date: 1995-9-23

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 24
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Volume: 147
    • Issue Number: 1996
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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  • Accession Number: 00714497
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1995 12:00AM