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Catalytic NOx Control Technologies for Diesel and GDI Engines WB1237


Lean burn engines (diesel and GDI) boast higher fuel economy and cleaner emissions than conventionally tuned engines while producing equivalent power. They employ higher combustion chamber compression ratios, significant air intake swirl and precise lean-metered direct fuel injection. The downfall of lean-burn technology, however, is increased exhaust NOx emissions (due to higher heat and cylinder pressure) and a somewhat narrower RPM power-band (due to slower burn rates of lean mixtures). Removal of NOx from exhausts is a critical need for emission standards and ambient ozone requirements.

This three session web seminar will examine the various catalytic processes for lean burn applications, including Selective Catalytic NOx Reduction (SCR), NOx Trap Technologies (i.e. LNT, NSR), and the combination of SCR, NOx Trap and Hydrocarbon NOx Reduction (LNC). It will focus in on SCR NOx fundamentals, equipping participants with the basic concepts for NOx control and important design parameters for SCR NOx catalyst. The course will examine the system design for SCR in diesel applications including passenger cars and heavy duty trucks, including SCR catalysts, SCR integration with diesel particulate filter, key sensor development catalyst durability issues and urea control.


Learning Objectives
By participating in this web seminar, you will be able to:
  • Define NOx catalysis and identify key acronyms
  • Describe in-use issues
  • Cite key elements in NOx catalyst design for diesel applications
  • Define SCR design for passenger cars and heavy duty applications
  • Identify available sensors for SCR catalyst performance monitoring
  • Determine where lean NOx traps may be appropriate versus SCR NOx control

Who Should Attend
This web seminar will be especially valuable for mechanical, metallurgical and chemical engineers, materials scientists, and chemists involved in the design, operation and calibration of a NOx emission control system for both mobile and stationary source applications, such as automobiles, trucks, buses, ships, locomotives, stationary engines, small engines, etc. It will also help the newly hired engineer assigned to an emission control team, the seasoned veteran who just transferred to the emission control group, sales people responsible for emission controls, plant managers concerned about meeting new regulations with catalytic controls, and regulators now involved in transmission technologies.

Participants should have a basic familiarity with automotive emissions for gasoline engines, diesel engines or off-road applications.



Session 1
Lean NOx Catalysis
  • NOx reduction catalytic approaches
  • Lean NOx reduction fundamentals
  • Hydrocarbon NOx reduction (LNC)
  • NOx traps technologies (LNT, NSR or NAC)
  • SCR Cataytic NOx reduction (ammonia based)
  • Combination SCR/NOx traps
Session 2
SCR NOx Catalyst
  • SCR NOx catalytic approaches (Vanadia and Zeolite)
  • Performance characteristics of SCR NOx catalysts (Vanadia and Zeolite)
  • Comparison of commercial issues with lean NOx traps and SCR
Session 3
SCR Catalyst Design Mobile Applications
  • Passenger cars
  • Heavy duty systems
  • Auxiliary equipment design
  • Sensor performance
  • Catalyst durability
Registration Information
Registration for this live web seminar is available on a per-person basis, similar to purchasing a seat in a classroom. Participants attend an online session from work or home; anywhere with a PC with internet access and a telephone. The fee includes one connection to the conference calls (toll free telephone number provided for U.S. and select countries*) and assigned personal ID number; one connection to SAE's online training center (via WebEx); and access to a secure course in the SAE Learning Center that contains the presentations, supplemental materials, and assignments.

Registrations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. the day before the start of the web seminar, but early registration is encouraged to allow for pre-course set-up and instructions.

*Global toll-free telephone numbers are provided for many countries outside the U.S., but are limited to those on the WebEx call-in toll-free number list. Check here to see if your country has a global call-in toll free telephone number for this web seminar. If your country is not listed, you may still connect using the US/Canada Call-in toll number or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

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Multiple Seat Discount - 50% off more than one!

Register one individual at the list or appropriate member price, then register additional employees at half off the list price. To receive the discount, register all individuals at the same time or mention the confirmation number for the first registrant. The offer is good for only the same web seminar. All registrants will receive a personal account and opportunity for CEUs.

Discount applies to web seminar(s) of equal or lesser list fee. Registration by phone with SAE Customer Service is required to take advantage of these discounts.

 

Cancellations
If you cannot attend, you may register a substitute in your place or transfer your registration to a future offering. A full refund is issued if you notify SAE at least 14 days prior to web seminar start date. If canceled less than 14 days prior, the full fee is charged. For $50, you may process a one-time transfer to a future offering within one year of canceled web seminar. Canceling may reduce group discounts. To cancel, transfer or send a substitute, call SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (US & Canada only) or 1-724-776-4970.

Ronald Heck

Ron HeckDr. Ron Heck is currently an independent consultant. Prior to that, Ron was a research manager responsible for developing catalyst technology for Engelhard Corporation. He has worked on the development of catalytic processes in SCR NOx, NSCR NOx, automotive catalyst, diesel catalyst, PremAirTM catalyst systems, hydrogenation technology, ozone abatement, volatile organic compound abatement, ammonia oxidation, chemical feedstock purification and chemical synthesis. Ron is a member of American Men and Women of Science and Who's Who in Technology Today. He is an SAE Fellow and a recipient of the SAE Forest R. McFarland. He was a co-instructor for courses for the SAE in automotive emission control catalysis and diesel emission control catalysis. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Strategic Environmental R&D Program for environmental studies in the Department of Defense. Ron has been involved in over 80 publications in commercial applications of catalysts and holds 36 U.S. patents on catalytic processes. He is the co-author of the book with Dr. Farrauto entitled Catalytic Air Pollution Control: Commercial Technology and is the former co-editor of the NewsBrief section of Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. Ron and his former research team from Engelhard received the 2004 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award from R&D Council of New Jersey for the invention of close coupled catalyst technology for ultra low emission gasoline vehicles. Ron received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

Fees: $550.00
SAE Members: $440.00 - $495.00

.6 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

For additional information, contact SAE Customer Service 1-877-606-7323 (724-776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at CustomerService@sae.org.

Duration: 6 Hours
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