As market trends move to put untimely end to the diesel engine, British university researchers have produced a magical savior.
These researchers built an awesome technology that could completely get rid of the problem of harmful nitrogen oxides that usually come from combustion engines. The whole invention suggested the likelihood of a combustion-powered vehicle that will hardly emit more destructive particulates than an EV.
Essentially, British boffins at Loughborough University have allegedly reached such a fruitful stage in their project that its latest technology is currently annulling 98% of poisonous diesel NOx emissions even before it’s tuned for good results. That is just like throwing an engine together in your carport and finding out that it’s producing 600bhp instantly.
Furthermore, the Ammonia Creation and Conversion Technology (ACCT), makes use of Ammonia to separate oxygen and nitrogen. Typically, the molecules of the former are attached to hydrogen rather, not leaving any waste products except nitrogen, which makes up to about 78% of Earth’s common water and atmosphere.
Presently, NOx particles, which are mainly produced by diesel engines, particularly when it’s hot, are linked to the untimely deaths of about 71,000 people all over the continent per year. 4 years ago, the AdBlue system was invented; a urea-based technology which enables exhaust pipes burn off a lot of the particulate matter. Eventually, Ammonia Creation and Conversion Technology (ACCT) knocks AdBlue into row Z.
In early tests, the cheap and simple ACCT archetype was fixed into a diesel Skoda taxi that is focused on the stop-start urban driving – while the normal Euro 6-compatible AdBlue system got about 60% of the particulates, the un-tuned ACCT immediately skyrocketed to about 98%.
The effectiveness of AdBlue is very limited by operating conditions and climate, while ACCT is confirmed to work at nearly peak efficiency all the time. Now, can you imagine how priceless this kind of thing could be in the European car market that has experienced diesel sales plunge 20%.
According to Autocar, component makers, car manufacturers, as well as large fleet operators are obviously surrounding Loughborough University to attempt to get their hands on this remarkable technology as soon as it’s physically possible.
Finally, the team of engineering thinks it should be simple enough to incorporate the technology into cars as they are right now, and this might be in production within 2 years from now “with a good support,” by which they probably mean money, and access to a car and parts manufacturers’ production processes. Theoretically, this could squeeze a lot more life out of combustion, simplifying the rush to electrify everything.
What more can I say? Technology is gradually changing everything around us, and I hope it all turns out for the best.