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Exhaust Particle Sensors for OBD and Onboard Emissions Monitoring

Jan 27, 2021
Go to SwRI Automotive Webinar

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 12:00 PM CT

Hosts: Imad Khalek, Ph.D and Vinay Premnath

Cost: Free

California Air Resources Board has instituted requirements for on-board diagnostics (OBD) that make spark-plug sized particulate matter (PM) sensors critical components of vehicle exhaust aftertreatment systems. These sensors are typically used on diesel engine platforms to detect particle emissions failure downstream of diesel particulate filters (DPF) and potentially other engine sources equipped with filters to meet emissions regulations. While these sensors are currently utilized for OBD, there is interest globally to use such sensors for emission monitoring. Real-time sensor signal would be broadcast to the cloud, and this large database would assist regulators, climate and health researchers in assessing real world particle emissions. Prior to being widely adopted, in-depth knowledge of the performance and durability of such sensors is important. SwRI has been investigating particle sensors for many years now through SwRI’s Particle Sensor & Durability (PSPD) consortium that is supported by the industry. This presentation provides an overview of the state-of-the-art in automotive exhaust aerosol sensing and outlines some steps required to develop a reliable sensing technology that can be used for emission monitoring. Some progress on the PSPD will also be discussed.

Discussion Topic: Overview of Exhaust Particle Sensors

  • Overview on the state of automotive exhaust aerosol sensing
  • Discussion on progress made as a part of SwRI’s Particle Sensor Performance & Durability (PSPD) consortium

For more information, please contact Imad Khalek, Ph.D, +1 210 522 2536, or Vinay Premnath, +1 210 522 3783.