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Performance Assessment of a Multi-Functional Reactor Under Conventional and Advanced Combustion Diesel Engine Exhaust Conditions
- Michael Fiebig - Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA), RWTH Aachen Univ. ,
- Dimitrios Zarvalis - CERTH/CPERI ,
- Alexandra Zygogianni - CERTH/CPERI ,
- Christopher Severin - FEV Motorentechnik GmbH ,
- Markus Schoenen - FEV Motorentechnik GmbH ,
- Raimund Vedder - FEV Motorentechnik GmbH ,
- Jacques Lavy - IFP Energies nouvelles ,
- Stephane Zinola - IFP Energies nouvelles ,
- Souzana Lorentzou - CERTH/CPERI and Aristotle Univ. ,
- Athanasios Konstandopoulos - CERTH/CPERI and Aristotle Univ.
ISSN: 1946-3936, e-ISSN: 1946-3944
Published April 12, 2011 by SAE International in United States
Citation: Zarvalis, D., Zygogianni, A., Lorentzou, S., Severin, C. et al., "Performance Assessment of a Multi-Functional Reactor Under Conventional and Advanced Combustion Diesel Engine Exhaust Conditions," SAE Int. J. Engines 4(1):553-568, 2011, https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-0606.
Current progress in the development of diesel engines substantially contributes to the reduction of NOx and Particulate Matter (PM) emissions but will not succeed to eliminate the application of Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) in the future. In the past we have introduced a Multi-Functional Reactor (MFR) prototype, suitable for the abatement of the gaseous and PM emissions of the Low Temperature Combustion (LTC) engine operation. In this work the performance of MFR prototypes under both conventional and advanced combustion engine operating conditions is presented. The effect of the MFR on the fuel penalty associated to the filter regeneration is assessed via simulation. Special focus is placed on presenting the performance assessment in combination with the existing differences in the morphology and reactivity of the soot particles between the different modes of diesel engine operation (conventional and advanced). The effect of aging on the MFR performance is also presented.