Modelling wall-flow diesel particulate filter regeneration processes

2018-08-10T11:10:05Z (GMT) by Ming-Chiat Law
This research was aimed at providing a better understanding of regeneration processes in wall-flow diesel particulate filters (DPFs), with emphasis on the combustion of particulate matter (PM). A 1-D model was used to investigate the effects of inherent PM properties on DPF regeneration behaviour. These properties were mean particulate diameter, porosity and bulk density of the PM, as well as the kinetic parameters of PM oxidation, i.e. frequency factor and activation energy. A parametric study showed that the activation energy of the PM oxidation reaction was the most important parameter and this was followed by the associated frequency factor, bulk density and porosity and mean particulate diameter. Due to the importance of the kinetic parameters of the PM oxidation reactions, a new 1-D model with a multi-step reaction scheme that required no tuneable kinetic parameters for the PM oxidation reactions was developed. [Continues.]