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Title: Hydrocarbon-enhanced particulate filter regeneration via microwave ignition

Abstract

A regeneration method for a particulate filter includes estimating a quantity of particulate matter trapped within the particulate filter, comparing the quantity of particulate matter to a predetermined quantity, heating at least a portion of the particulate filter to a combustion temperature of the particulate matter, and introducing hydrocarbon fuel to the particulate filter. The hydrocarbon fuel facilitates combustion of the particulate matter to regenerate the particulate filter.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Pinckney, MI
  2. Brighton, MI
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GM Global Technology Operations, Inc. (Detroit, MI)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014384
Patent Number(s):
7655065
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/497,808
Assignee:
GM Global Technology Operations, Inc. (Detroit, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F01 - MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL F01N - GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02D - CONTROLLING COMBUSTION ENGINES
DOE Contract Number:  
FC04-03AL67635
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Gonze, Eugene V, and Brown, David B. Hydrocarbon-enhanced particulate filter regeneration via microwave ignition. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Gonze, Eugene V, & Brown, David B. Hydrocarbon-enhanced particulate filter regeneration via microwave ignition. United States.
Gonze, Eugene V, and Brown, David B. Tue . "Hydrocarbon-enhanced particulate filter regeneration via microwave ignition". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014384.
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