6th International CTI Conference

Emission Challenges

CTI - Car Training Institute ConferenceSeptember 22 and 23, 2015, Detroit Marriott Troy (MI)


Dr Timothy Johnson,
Director Emerging Technologies, Corning Incorporated
Dr Mansour Masoudi, Director, Emissol


9.00 – 9.45
Reception with business breakfast

9.45 – 10.00
Welcome address by CTI and opening by the chairman

10.00 – 10.30
Trends in Vehicular Effi ciency and Emissions

  • Regulatory Update
  • Engines – gasoline and diesel
  • Particle control
  • Gaseous Emissions Control
  • Outlook

Dr Timothy Johnson, Director Emerging Technologies, Corning Incorporated

10.30 – 11.00
Engine Corrosion Mitigation with Low Pressure EGR Systems: Measurements, Testing and Higher Mileage Considerations

  • Description of future emissions and CO2 requirements in US and EU markets
  • Advantages of low pressure EGR systems
  • Characterization of exhaust condensates
  • Testing of air induction components exposed to exhaust condensates via LP EGR
  • Consideration of systemic higher mileage requirements including implications of fuel types and ambient conditions

Daniel Styles, P.E. – Supervisor and Technical Specialist, Powertrain Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company

11.00 – 11.30
A total Engine Approach for Euro 6c Emission Legislation and Implications on Tier 3 / LEV3 Emission Legislation for Gasoline Applications

  • Compliance to the new Euro 6c emission legislation poses new challenges to auto manufacturers
  • Major changes from tailpipe emissions include a stringent particulate number emission standard and the phase-out of the NEDC drive cycle, with the phase-in of the WLTP and RDE emission drive cycles
  • This reviews focuses on the advancement in engine technologies and calibration challenges required to meet the new, lower emission standards

Aditya Kastury, Supervisor, Gasoline Combustion, FEV North America Inc

11.30 – 12.00 Discussion
12.00 – 1.30 Lunch break in the exhibition area

1.30 – 2.00
Development of High Effi ciency Aftertreatment Systems for more Fuel Effi cient HDD Engines

  • Characteristics of improved engine
  • Design of high effi ciency aftertreatment
  • Steady state and transient performance of high effi ciency aftertreatment on improved engine exhaust

Dr Ron Silver, Engineering Specialist Advanced Materials Technology, Caterpillar Inc
Co-Authors: Dr Michael Nash, Principal Scientist, and Dr Juan Carlos Martin Pereira, Senior Scientist, both from Environmental Control Research Department, Johnson Matthey Technology Centre

2.00 – 2.30
Dual Fuel Low Temperature Combustion: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Low Temperature dual fuel combustion with diesel and natural gas is attractive due to high power densities, high thermal efficiencies, low nitrogen oxide and smoke emissions and low natural gas pricing
  • Investigations on a single cylinder engine (of a heavy duty prototype) point to higher UHC and CO emissions
  • Need to develop low temperature catalysts that can oxidize CO and HC

Dr Kalyan Kumar Srinivasan, Associate Professor, Mississippi State University

2.30 – 3.00 Discussion
3.00 – 3.30 Coffee break in the exhibition area

3.30 – 4.00
Potential Rankine Waste Heat Recovery System for Fuel Savings and Emission Reduction

  • State of the art (Present day systems – Super Truck Program)
  • Roots Expander ORC WHR System
  • Advantages and potential benefits

Dr Swami Nathan Subramanian, Senior Engineering Specialist, Eaton Corporation

4.00 – 4.30
Addressing Technical Emissions Challenges in Modern IC Engines Using Advanced Virtual Engineering

  • Developing successful emission reduction strategies in modern IC engines involves design and optimization of numerous techno-economic parameters
  • Virtual Engineering that combines validated physics-based simulators with advanced statistically-driven algorithms provides a robust, cost-effective platform to test and develops practical emission reduction strategies
  • Three industry-relevant examples of emissions (CO, HC, NOx and soot) reduction in spark ignition, compression ignition direct injection and partially premixed charge compression ignition engines

Dr Amit Bhave, CEO, CMCL Innovations

4.30 – 5.00
Close Coupled Pre-Catalyst offers Benefi ts for Sophisticated CNG Vehicle Applications

  • Catalyst layout
  • Mechanical validation
  • Emission performance

Dominik Lamotte, Head of Systems & Integration, HJS Emission Technology

5.00 – 5.30 Discussion
5.30 Evening Reception – Dinner buffet in the exhibition area



9.00 – 9.30 Reception

9.30 – 10.00
N2O Emissions from SCR Systems

  • N2O Impact as Greenhouse Gas
  • N2O Formation Mechanisms
  • N2O in Published Vehicle Certifi cation Data
  • N2O from Different SCR Formulations
  • N2O Mitigation Ideas
  • Conclusions

Dr Rahul Mital, Global Technical Specialist Diesel Aftertreatment, General Motors Company

10.00 – 10.30
NOx Emissions in Real-World Driving

  • Comparison between regulated limits and real-world levels of NOx
  • Effects of cold starts and DPF regeneration
  • Impact of real-world measurement of NOx on traffi c modeling software

Nick Molden, Founder and CEO, Emission Analytics

10.30 – 11.00
Advanced Closed Coupled SCR Compact Mixer Architecture

  • Following-up of the BlueBox concept's introduction
  • How engine compartment design infl uences the hot end architecture SCR mixer lay out
  • Highlight of the novel development structure
  • Special focus on two different mixer lay out: "U-shape" and"V-shape" to complete the original BlueBox design, incl. virtual engineering, testing and validation

Joël Michelin, SCR and Hot End Architecture Senior Expert, FAURECIA Emission Control Technologies

11.00 – 11.30 Discussion
11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break in the exhibition area

12.00 – 12.30
Direct Ammonia SCR: The Optimal Solution for Real Driving Emissions

  • Major cities continue to struggle with high NOx/NO2 concentrations
  • Real World Driving: A challenge for emission control systems
  • Direct NH3 dosing from ASDS: Full SCR potential at low exhaust temperature
  • Robust DeNOx solution for high effi ciency without fuel penalty

Dr Tue Johannessen, CTO, Amminnex Emmissions Technology A/S

12.30 – 1.00
Advance Ceramic Substrate & Filter Technologies to meet LEV 3 Standards

  • To meet increasingly stringent emission regulations, new ceramic technology is required
  • High porosity substrates have been developed to increase light-off and conversion %
  • Cd and SiC fi lters have been developed to meet particle emissions for gasoline and diesel applications

Mychal Taylor, Product Engineer, NGK Automotive Ceramics

1.00 – 1.30
Closing Remarks
End of the 6th International CTI Conference "Emission Challenges"
Lunch break in the exhibition area