Application of metal-supported catalysts for diesel engines
Nearly all real diesel engines operations are leading to low exhaust temperatures. Standard catalyst technique remains therefore for significant time below light-off. To improve the conversion behavior two approaches were made: placement of tailor-fitted catalysts as close as possible to the engine exhaust port before turbocharger and usage of close coupled catalysts with the so-called hybrid design. Both measures are providing visible progress in reducing diesel engine emissions. Tests were made with modern diesel engines both for passenger cars and heavy-duty vehicles.