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- Makers warm up to hydrocarbon trap. Keebler, Jack // Automotive News;12/6/1993, Vol. 67 Issue 5529, p22
Reports on Englehard Corp.'s development of a hydrocarbon trap for exhaust gas to hell-fire temperatures to prove its toughness to markets. Company expectations that its hydrocarbon sponge will be a more cost-effective and reliable tailpipe cleanup method than the existing front-runner...
- OBD-II: No longer a nightmare. Visnic, Bill // Ward's Auto World;Aug94, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p48
Reports on the status of development of the OnBoard Diagnostics series II (ODB-II) engine management system for emissions control. Engineering difficulties; Installation and testing in General Motors Corp. (GM) cars; Viability of ODB-II in cars with manual transmission.
- New emissions device. Conte, Christy // Motor Age;Jan96, Vol. 115 Issue 1, p40
Profiles the Combustion Efficiency Management (CEM) catalyst, an automobile emission device which can be obtained at 10 Speedy Muffler King locations throughout Canada. How the device is installed; Contact information.
- A cleaner burn for Mexico's cars. Beard, Jonathan // New Scientist;11/20/93, Vol. 140 Issue 1900, p21
Reports on Lean Power Corporation's development of a computerized device attached to carburetors of cars that could cut emissions while improving fuel economy. Computerized sensor monitoring the rotation of the engine's flywheel to sense its efficiency; Reducing the richness of the fuel-air...
- INNOVATION IN AUTOMOTIVE EMISSION CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES: GOVERNMENT ACTIONS AND INVENTIVE ACTIVITIES. JAEGUL LEE; VELOSO, FRANCISCO; HOUNSHELL, DAVID A.; RUBIN, EDWARD S. // Academy of Management Proceedings;2004, pF1
The primary aim of this investigation is to understand the impact of government regulations on innovation in the development of automotive emission control systems. Analysis of regulatory measures and a longitudinal study of patenting indicate that governmental actions in the form of...
- Taking charge of diesel fumes. Houlton, Sarah // Engineer (00137758);3/27/2006, Vol. 293 Issue 7696, p12
The article reports on the development by the Finnish company Dekati of a sensor-based system designed to detect smaller particulates in diesel exhausts. Demand for the product from the automobile industry is expected to increase due to the mandatory particulate emission testing in the coming...
- Sucking up smog. Sherman, Don; Stepler, Richard // Popular Science;Oct95, Vol. 247 Issue 4, p40
Reports on Englehard Corp.'s PremAir smog-eating system. Catalyst-coated radiator capable of decomposing ambient air pollution; Use in Ford's cars; Costs; Expectations.
- Leaner and cleaner. Normile, Dennis; Fritz, Sandy // Popular Science;Feb95, Vol. 246 Issue 2, p33
Reports on the collaboration between Toyota Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. to develop independent solutions to exhaust problem that will allow lean-burn engines to run cleaner. Absorption of nitrogen oxide (NOx) by a proprietary material in the catalytic converter; Use of approach by Toyota...
- NIST helps auto manufacturers reduce emissions. // Pipeline & Gas Journal;Dec95, Vol. 222 Issue 12, p8
Reports that a research program at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology will help automobile manufacturers develop technology needed to manufacture and test low-emission vehicles. Electric nose as a flow meter calibration device to measure gas emissions; Features of the...