An Engine-Dynamometer Study of the A/F Compatibility Between a Three-Way Catalyst and an Exhaust Gas Oxygen Sensor 830986

An engine-dynamometer study was performed to quantify the air-fuel ratio (A/F) offset between the window of a three-way catalyst (TWC) and the closed-loop control point of an exhaust gas oxygen (EGO) sensor. In this study, the effects of rpm, torque, EGR, and A/F modulation were explored along with the age of the TWC and EGO sensor. In general, it was determined that the closed-loop EGO sensor control point shifts lean as a function of increasing feedgas NOx concentration, thus causing the engine A/F to move away from the high NOx conversion efficiency regime of the TWC.


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