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Low emission turbo compound engine system

United States Patent

May 31, 2011
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A diesel or HHCI engine has an air intake and an exhaust for products of combustion. A pair of turbochargers receive the products of combustion in a series relationship and an exhaust aftertreatment device receive the products of combustion from the downstream turbine. A power turbine receives the output from the exhaust aftertreatment device and an EGR system of the power turbine passes a selected portion of the output to a point upstream of the upstream turbocharger compressor. A device adds fuel to the aftertreatment device to regenerate the particulate filter and the power turbine recoups the additional energy. The power turbine may be used to drive accessories or the prime output of the engine.
Vuk; Carl T. (Denver, IA)
Deere & Company (Moline, IL)
11/ 925,128
October 26, 2007
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS IN PATENT The invention described herein was made with the proceeds from government contract no. DE-FC26-05NT42422 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. government may have certain rights in this patent.