ADERCO helps to reduced NOx emissions, but this is quite a complicated area…
Common wisdom has it that the higher the combustion temperature, the higher the amount of nitrous oxides (NOx) produced.
ADERCO improves combustion and, as a result, increase combustion temperature. So, how can it also reduce NOx?
To understand this, you need to understand that NOx are produced post-combustion in the exhaust. The higher the exhaust temperature, the greater theamount of NOx produced.
Because of the way that ADERCO improves combustion, the temperature of combustion is increased but, essentially, the length of combustion is decreased. This means that the exhaust gas has less time to be heated, so LESS NOx is produced.
Smoke, especially from diesel vehicles, is a result of unburnt or poorly burnt fuel. Independent tests have shown that ADERCO improves the atomisation of fuel by up to 25%, which gives almost complete combustion. As a result, diesel vehicles treated with ADERCO will not show black smoke on starting up.
Particulates / Particulate Matter (PM)
Diesel particulate matter (DPM) is carcinogenic. Despite being generally more fuel efficient and less polluting than petrol engines, diesel engines get a bad name because of the particulate matter that they produce. VEOLIA’s fuel research centre has shown that ADERCO can reduce PM by up to 19%.
CO2 is the big watch-word in the environmental debate. However it is terribly misunderstood.
Per mile travelled, or kW of power produced, ADERCO will reduce the amount of CO2 released.
Because ADERCO improves combustion, the amount of fuel used will be reduced, which means CO2 will also be reduced.
However, we need to understand that when we burn fuel, we are essentially oxidising (O) hydrogen (H) and carbon (C).
Hydrogen becomes hydrogen dioxide or H2O, ie water, so no problem there. Carbon, on the other hand, if it is not fully burned – or oxidised – becomes carbon monoxide (CO). This is a toxic gas which is fatal within in a few minutes at high concentration. Every year, thousands of people die because of CO poisoning from poorly regulated gas boilers, for example.
On the other hand, when carbon IS fully burned, it becomes CO2, which is a so-called ‘greenhouse gas’. Hence its unpopularity.
When we measure the CO2 at the exhaust, we would actually expect to see more CO2, and less CO, if the combustion is improved. However, we need to remember that the TOTAL AMOUNT OF CO2 PRODUCED will actually be lower per mile travelled because we are getting more miles per gallon, thanks to improved efficiency.