An emissions control system includes a temperature determination module and an emissions control module. The temperature determination module determines a first temperature of a heater element of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) assembly in an exhaust system and determines a second temperature of a catalyst of the DPF assembly. The emissions control module selectively activates the heater element, selectively initiates a predefined combustion process in an engine based upon the first temperature, and selectively starts a reductant injection process based upon the second temperature.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS
This invention was produced pursuant to the U.S. Government Contract No. DE-FC-04-03 AL67635 with the Department of Energy (DOE). The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.