UFI Filters has developed a new technology that will be used in systems to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in petrol engines at its research and development centre, the UFI Innovation Centre, in Italy.
The prototype was presented at the final event of the PaREGEn (Particle Reduced, Efficient Gasoline Engines) and PEMs4Nano (Portable Nano-Particle Emission Measurement System) projects held on November 12-13 last in Santa Oliva, Barcelona. These projects have been financed by the European Union to develop new injection engines capable of reducing CO2 emissions and improve emission monitoring systems.
Water is injected into the combustion chamber of endothermic petrol engines which reduces fuel consumption and limits NOx emissions. The UFI Filters filtration system treats the water that is extracted from the exhaust gases with a condensation system, since water is one of the main products of combustion and exhaust gases are full of it. The filtration system developed by UFI Filters treats the water by blocking the solid contaminants that risk damaging the injection system and the engine and eliminating the chemicals that could prevent them from working properly.