SAE 2013 Energy Savings and Emission Reduction Forum

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, November 6

Technical Session: Light, Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Content
(Session Code: ESER7)

Room Site N5 Room M47  13:30

The session will focus on participants discussing and sharing experiences on emissions control in both diesel and gasoline light duty vehicles in regard to the upcoming combination of tighter standards, CO2 and criteria emission regulations. This will also focus on the different technology trade-offs that will need to be made in order to meet such regulations.

Time Paper No. Title
Diesel Emission Controls Utilizing Advanced Ceramic Filter Technologies
Due to their higher compression ratios, diesel engines produce less CO2 emissions than gasoline engines. However, it also generates larger amounts of Particulate Matter (PM). To reduce the level of PM, Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) systems have been in use for diesel vehicles. To further improve air quality, more stringent, NOx emission and CO2/Fuel Economy regulations have been legislated. In addition, there’s a new Particle Number (PN) regulation in Europe.
Takahiko Nakatan, NGK-Locke Europe SA
Ultra-fine Particle emission Control Strategies for Mobile Sources
There is a growing concern in the public health community about the contribution of ultrafine particulates (UFPs, i.e., particles that are finer than 0.1 microns in diameter) to the overall health impacts of particulate matter (PM) emissions from mobile sources. This presentation will review the implementation of the tightest particle mass and particle number emission standards in key world auto markets. The discussion will also review the benefits of employing high efficiency, filter-based emission control strategies for reducing ultrafine particle emissions from diesel and gasoline direct injection engines, and employing advanced evaporative and refueling emission reduction strategies for reducing the formation of secondary organic aerosol-based particulates.
Joseph E. Kubsh, Manufacturers of Emission Controls Assoc.
Meeting future U.S. legislative demands with state-of-the-art gasoline powertrains
The U.S. automotive industry faces several challenges simultaneously. While with the introduction of the LEV III and Tier 3 emissions legislation aggressive future emission limits will have to be met, the fuel consumption needs to be improved significantly to comply with the upcoming CO2 and CAFE standards. In addition, the continuously increasing customer demands for improved NVH, lower cost and enhanced vehicle performance represent another challenge that needs to be addressed. Within this presentation, different technology solutions will be presented and discussed in order to meet these future legislative as well as customer demands.
Dean Tomazic, FEV Inc.