Clean Diesel Technologies and power management group, Eaton Corporation, have entered into a non-exclusive licensing agreement for the use of Clean Diesel’s patented Advanced Reagent Injector System (ARIS) for vehicles.
The cleantech company’s ARIS technology is used for the regeneration of diesel particulate filters as well as for the injection of hydrocarbon fuel in emissions reduction applications such as Eaton’s Aftertreatment System.
This system is designed to reduce hazardous NOx and particulate matter (PM) emissions from diesel engines and is due to go into production in 2011.
ARIS uses a single emissions reduction fluid to provide injector cooling in all types of combustion engines.
Eaton hopes that Clean Diesel’s ARIS technology will benefit its system-based products as it is easier to manufacture, install and operate than compressed air systems.
Dr Bernhard Steiner, chief executive of Clean Diesel said: ‘We are delighted with the use of our ARIS airless return-flow technology in this application.
‘ARIS technology is more commonly associated with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems based on urea injection; Eaton’s use of hydrocarbon injection underscores the broad applicability of our ARIS technology.
‘Eaton has taken two NOx-reducing technologies and packaged them into a system where they can work together, taking advantage of several catalytic reactions to reduce harmful emissions.
‘We are pleased to provide a key technology that will help reduce global emissions and that supports Eaton’s commitment to environmental sustainability.’