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Particulate Oxidation Catalyst with Dual Pressure-Drop Sensors

Abstract: 

A method and system for treating exhaust emitted via an exhaust line from a diesel engine. A POC system is installed on the exhaust line, and has at least one diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), a set of two or more particulate oxidation catalyst (POC) elements, a first differential pressure sensor (.DELTA.P1) to measure the pressure difference across the first and all but the last POC elements, and a second differential pressure sensor (.DELTA.P2) to measure pressure differences across the last POC element. During operation of the engine, .DELTA.P1 is monitored to determine whether its POC elements require active regeneration, and .DELTA.P2 is separately monitored to determine whether its (the last) POC element requires active regeneration.

Patent Number: 
9,046,026
Date Of Issue: 
06/02/2015
Inventors: 

Rijing Zhan; Phillip A. Weber; Michael A. Chadwell