Quick Guide To Understanding Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

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WHAT’S IN THE AIR

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  • NOx and Soot – these have the most impact on our environment
  • NOx ( Nitrogen oxides)are a group of highly reactive gases containing nitrogen and oxygen in varying amounts
  • Nitrogen  dioxide,  along  with  particles  in  the  air,  can  often  be  seen  as  a  reddish-brown  layer  over  many  urban  areas.
  • Particulate matter (Soot) is the visible exhaust from the engine.
  • Soot is made up of unburned fuel, carbon, and other solid materia.
  • Diesel Particulate Filter

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A Deeper Look into Understanding DPF

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OVERVIEW

The two compounds in diesel exhaust that have the most impact on the environment are NOx and particulate matter, which is more commonly called “Soot”.

NOx, or Nitrogen oxides, is the generic term for a group of highly reactive gases, all of which contain nitrogen and oxygen in varying amounts. Many of the nitrogen oxides are colorless and odorless. However, one common pollutant, nitrogen dioxide along with particles in the air can often be seen as a reddish-brown layer over many urban areas.

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