Wayland, N.Y.—September 8, 2016—Airflow Catalyst Systems is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Exilator, a Danish cleantech company focused on providing emissions and noise reduction solutions to marine applications. The parties have combined their unique technologies into the ExiLencerTM –a truly unique and innovative exhaust and noise control system for the maritime industry.
Wayland, N.Y.—Jul 7, 2016—Airflow Catalyst Systems (www.airflowcatalyst.com) announces the global release of their newly improved MinNoDOC passive diesel emission control product. The MinNoDOC solution utilizes custom catalytic formulations to provide oxidation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Hydrocarbons (HC) as well as the unmatched removal of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2).
Diesel Oxidation Catalytic Converters for Underground Mining Applications
Aleksandar D. Bugarskiaa, Jon A. Hummeraa, Gary M. Robbb
a–National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Office of Mine Safety and Health Research, 626 Cochrans
Mill Rd., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236, U.S.A.
b–AirFlow Catalyst Systems, Inc., 2144 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Rd. Suite 700, Rochester, NY 14623, U.S.A.
The diesel oxidation catalytic converter (DOC) has been extensively used by the underground mining industry to reduce exposure of workers to carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbons (HC) emitted by diesel engines. The effects of those devices on the gaseous and diesel particulate matter emissions strongly depend on catalyst formulation. Recently, certain formulations of catalytic coatings used in DOCs marketed to underground mining were scrutinized for their potential to adversely affect emissions of the highly toxic compound, nitrogen dioxide (NO2). This study was conducted to get a better understanding of the effects that contemporary and emerging DOC technologies have on gaseous emissions.
Reducing FDNY ambulance idling ($360,000) – The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) averages 625 ambulance trips per day, strategically dispersed throughout the five boroughs of New York City to minimize response time. However, those ambulances can idle 12 hours a day, wasting fuel. Shorepower Technologies, Utica, a national leader in truck stop electrification, is working with Eldor Electric LLC, College Point, and the FDNY on a pilot project to design, install and evaluate street-side electric connections to replace wasteful idling.
AirFlow Catalyst System’s products utilize catalyst technology licensed by NASA. In the 2013 Spinoff Report, NASA writes about AirFlow’s EZCat, MinNoCat, and EZDOC as a successful conversion of NASA developed technology to the commercial arena.
Article discusses challenges in managing NOX and NO2 while mentioning viable solutions.
Article reviews challenges of controlling emissions in underground mining environments. Features AirFlow’s EZCat as a highly effective solution for DPM (diesel particulate matter).