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Rapid pulsed electric discharge particulate filter regeneration system

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posted on 10.06.2015, 14:40 by Alex Mason
Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) have been used for engine out Particulate Matter (PM) control for over a decade in diesel engine applications and are likely to see usage in future gasoline engine applications. However, reliability and cost effectiveness of regeneration systems still require improvement. To that end this research introduces a new, novel approach to particulate filter regeneration enabled by rapidly pulsed electric discharges. Presented is an experimental investigation into the regeneration technique, leading to a thorough understanding of its underlying processes. The regeneration system is shown to have three distinct regeneration phases, each with individual qualities. [Continues.]

Funding

EPSRC

Caterpillar

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Publisher

© A. Mason

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.

Language

en

Supervisor(s)

Andrew Williams ; Colin Garner

Qualification name

PhD

Qualification level

Doctoral

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