ALTAD PROJECT

PROJECT TITLE

DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATIVE SYSTEM FOR THE SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION OF NITROGEN OXIDES FROM DIESEL ENGINES.

ACRONYM

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ABSTRACT

The main objective of this project is to develop and design a system for selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides from diesel engines; more efficient and environmentally friendly than current systems based on Adblue®.

To do so, a prototype of an alternative device for selective catalytic reduction of NOx of diesel engines, based on the use of methanol is being developed; thus achieving a system with superior performance. The device will consist of a methanol reformer (produces hydrogen from methanol) and a catalyst device SCR-H2, able to remove NOx emissions from diesel engine exhaust fumes .

DETAILED PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

FIRST SEMESTER

The Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) of traditional after-treatment systems (AdBlue® based) and the new system (to be developed) are performed.

Development of a methanol reformer catalyst:

Objective: Design and prepare stable and efficient catalysts to produce H2 from methanol.

SECOND SEMESTER

Simulation models are made to predict the effectiveness of the new after-treatment system. At the same time, emission measurement tests are performed on the engine bench with the traditional system after-treatment (AdBlue®).

Prototype development subsystem:

Objective: Integrate catalysts developed in the prototype.

THIRD SEMESTER

Both the mechanical design and the electronic control design of the new after-treatment system are made.

Prototype development subsystem:

Objective: Integrate catalysts developed in the prototype.

SCR catalysts-H2 Development

FOURTH SEMESTER

Mechanical integration of the new after-treatment system with the combustion engine is performed, and the control electronics start. Trials begin on the engine bench with the new system.

Prototype development subsystem:

Objective: Integration of catalysts developed in the prototype.

MAIN RESULTS

Prototype development subsystem.

Dimensioning and shaping of the catalyst for H2 production unit from methanol.

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PROJECT PICTURES

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PRESS RELEASES

  • Media: Negocios en Navarra
  • Date: 30/06/2014

PROJECT FUNDED BY THE EEAGRANTS PROGRAM AND CDTI

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TECHNOLOGICAL PARTNERS

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