Asymmetrical Channels to Increase DPF Lifetime 2004-01-0950
Porous honeycombs filters have been widely used for diesel particulates filtration in passenger cars applications. In all current DPF applications, filter lifetime and design are dictated by the need to store non combustible ash generated at the exhaust. Therefore, improving the ash storage capacity of a filter appears as a major step towards the development of maintenance free DPF systems.
This paper describes a new filter design that was developed to optimize ash storage volume. Numerical simulations and roller bench tests have been performed in order to compare the performances of this new filter to commercial honeycomb filters.