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Method for the Simultaneous Desulfation of a Lean NOx Trap and Regeneration of a Diesel Particulate Filter

Abstract: 

High exhaust gas temperatures whereby sulfur is removed from a lean NOx traps simultaneously with regeneration of a Diesel particulate filter is provided by alternating engine operation in respectively defined lean and rich combustion modes. The duration and frequency of the respective lean and rich operating modes, as well as the air/fuel ratio during the respective modes, are preferably controlled by the sensed temperature of the lean NOx trap substrate.

Patent Number: 
7,197,867
Date Of Issue: 
04/03/2007
Inventors: 

Yiqun Huang; Shizuo Sasaki; Gary D. Neely