Know your BS6 diesel | EAT
Know how your BS6 engine goes easy on nothing but the environment
Gone are the days when one would complain of helplessness over the air pollution caused by vehicles; sometimes even while driving in one.
Today, when it comes to reducing the pollution caused by vehicular emissions, your BS6 diesel engine is out there, powering its way to the rescue and how!
Did you know, BS6 engines run on cleaner fuel that has 5 times lower sulphur content (<10ppm) than BS4 fuel?
Not just that! It produces significantly less particulate matter on combustion.
What’s more? With a BS6 diesel engine, nitrogen oxides are reduced substantially. That’s right, the technology your car engine uses is that advanced!
So how is all of this possible?
The cutting-edge technology of the diesel engine had to undergo a ton of modifications and changes in order to meet the BS6 norms.
This new generation engine uses what’s called the ‘Exhaust After Treatment’ (EAT) technology which is responsible for treating harmful substances that were otherwise emitted into the environment.
Here are 4 of the newest Exhaust After Treatment processes that your diesel engine thrives on:
Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) is something that uses catalysts like platinum and palladium to oxidize hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. This converts the harmful exhaust gases into environment-friendly run-offs
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is a filter designed to reduce the particulate matters that posed to be one of the major issues with automobiles. This filter doesn’t just trap the particulate matter from the exhaust gas but also functions as a means to store and burn such harmful carbon particles.
Lean NOx Trap (LNT) is a skilfully created trap for nitrogen oxides. It is coated with catalysts such as platinum, barium carbonate, and rhodium. This trap absorbs and stores nitrogen oxide during lean operations and releases it as nitrogen during rich operations.
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) uses a fluid called ‘Diesel Exhaust Fluid’ (DEF) aka Mahindra Maxiclean, which is majorly aqueous ammonia. This automotive graded formula works in reducing nitrogen oxides from the exhaust gas by converting it merely into nitrogen.
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