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Project ID: ENK6-CT-2001-00534
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Spain

Experimental methodology to characterise exhaust particulate matter in diesel engines

A methodology for proper measurement of exhaust particulate matter characteristics with a Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS) instrument have been developed, including recommendable settings and procedure for proper measurement in the exhaust ducts of Diesel engines. The methodology proposed provides not only guidelines on the proper use of the instrument, but also criteria on how to combine the results with those provided by more standard systems such as mini tunnels extensively used for R&D as well as in engine/vehicle homologation tests.

The procedure could possibly contribute to the background knowledge available for elaboration of future pre-normative regulations for engine emissions.


Jose Vicente PASTOR SORIANO, (Head of Optical Diagnosis Unit)
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