NOx and Particulate Real Drive Emissions (RDE)

What will I learn?
Diesel particulates and NOx emissions are major current problem areas in diesel engine development with ever more stringent emissions legislation to meet in the automotive, industrial, marine and power generation markets. On this course you’ll concentrate on the engine technology for low emissions, their fuel requirements and after-treatment techniques. The course does not cover the details of the particulate measurement and analysis techniques, which are fully covered in the companion short course on Engine Emissions Measurement. It does, however, cover particle size analysis and particle number measurement, plus measurement emission for PM for Euro 6 and beyond.

How will I benefit?
The course consists of review lectures by Professor Andrews of the latest published information on engine design for low emissions, on the influence of fuel and additive composition on emissions and on the influence of lubricating oil on emissions. These review lectures are updated each year and incorporate the latest published results from engine manufacturers, consultants and oil companies as well as universities. A range of presentations is also given by industrial companies on their recent low emission engine research into diesel particulates and NOx reduction techniques as well as on their views on engine technology requirements for future emissions legislation.

Day 1: Real-world driving for SI and diesel vehicles, fuel economy and emissions

  • Introduction to the environmental problems of vehicle emissions
  • Test cycles and their difference from real world driving
  • Current developments in RDE legislation and testing (PEMS) for Euro 6c
  • Future developments in WLTP and RDE and PEMS (PN)
  • Real world driving emissions with comparision with test cycles for diesels and SI vehicles
  • Engine exhaust particles in the atmosphere
  • Real world NOx emissions from state of the art diesel buses
  • Cold start PM and PN emissions from PFI and GDI gasoline vehicles

Day 2: Control of engine out NOx and soot emissions in diesel and spark ignition vehicles

  • Processes that influence particulate and carbon formation
  • NOx formation and control in SI and diesel engines
  • EGR for NOx control in SI and diesel engines
  • Ultrafine and nanoparticles in diesel, SI and GDI engines
  • Measurement of ultrafine and nanoparticles from engines

Day 3: Hydrocarbons and Three Way Catalysts

  • CO and HC
  • Lube oil review for SI and Diesel Emissions
  • The lubricant contribution of future low emissions engine (SI and Diesel) design
  • GDI fuel injectors and fuel/air in cylinder mixing
  • Introduction to emission control by catalysts
  • Three-way catalyst substrate development
  • Three-way catalysts (TWCs)

Day 4: Particulate and NOx after treatment with minimum CO2 penalty

  • Diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs)
  • Diesel particle traps – overview
  • The regeneration of particulate filter systems
  • Particulate Trap Substrates for GDI engines - gasoline particulate filters (GPF)
  • NOx adsorber catalysts
  • Selective catalytic reduction (SCR)
  • Integrated emissions control

Day 5: Diesel fuel injection and engine design trends for low NOx, PM and CO2 emissions

  • Technology of HD Euro VI truck engines and future trends towards improved fuel economy
  • Unit injection and common rail fuel injection systems
  • Modern turbocharger systems
  • Transient gas and particulate emissions measurements from diesel passenger cars
  • Emissions Control Strategy on Large Heavy Duty Engines
  • Homogeneous charge and partially premixed diesel engines for low NOx and low soot emissions
  • SNCR: SCR - urea mixing and control; influence on PM.

The 2017 course programme and leaflet will be available approximately 3 months prior to the course. However, you can view and download the 2016 course details for further information by clicking the course leaflet and course programme link. 

Who should attend?

The course is relevant to vehicle manufacturers, engine consultancies and emissions control R&D with an interest in RDE and engine and emissions control technology for Euro 6 and beyond as well as for technology for future CO2 emissions reduction. The course is also relevant to those who need to understand real world traffic emissions from an air quality viewpoint and to those involved in emissions regulation formulation and enforcement.

"Presents the latest state of the art technology and research on the relevant topic. Very useful and relevant from the current automotive industry concerns" JCB Power Systems

"Good to learn about theory and same theoretical trends" Nissan Technical Centre

"A very good course with great speakers" Neste Oil

This course is in association with the Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers, which is devoted to the advancement of diesel and gas engines, gas turbines, and related products and technology.

The Energy Institute has approved Leeds University – Faculty of Engineering – as an Approved Training Provider.

Full five days: £1750

Any one day: £440

Fees include:

  • cost of tuition
  • course materials
  • lunches
  • light refreshments
  • course dinner.

Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel
Otley Road
LS16 5PS

The course will take place at the Weetwood Hall Hotel and Conference Centre, which is situated to the north of Leeds at the junction of the A660 Leeds - Skipton road and the A6120 Outer Ring Road.

Hotel accommodation at the course venue can be booked here. We have negotiated the following special rates per night:

Friday – Sunday evening, bed and breakfast: £82
Monday – Thursday evening, bed and breakfast: £86

Please note that bookings via the “Accommodation Booking” link must be made two weeks before the course commences at the latest to qualify for the special rates and to guarantee room availability. Any accommodation requests after this date should be made direct with the hotel and will be subject to availability and rates.​​


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