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Exhaust purification with on-board ammonia production

United States Patent

October 12, 2010
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A method of ammonia production for a selective catalytic reduction system is provided. The method includes producing an exhaust gas stream within a cylinder group, wherein the first exhaust gas stream includes NOx. The exhaust gas stream may be supplied to an exhaust passage and cooled to a predetermined temperature range, and at least a portion of the NOx within the exhaust gas stream my be converted into ammonia.
Robel; Wade J. (Peoria, IL), Driscoll; James Joshua (Dunlap, IL), Coleman; Gerald N. (Helpston, GB)
Caterpillar Inc (Peoria, IL)
12/ 099,831
April 9, 2008
U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under the terms of Contract No. DE-FC05-00OR22806 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government may have certain rights in this invention.