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Fluidic Valves for Variable-Configuration Gas Treatment

Tesar, V. (2005) Fluidic Valves for Variable-Configuration Gas Treatment. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 83 (A9). pp. 1111-1121. ISSN 1744-3563


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The paper surveys recent development in the highly specialized field of chemical engineering: vehicle exhaust gas aftertreatment, where variable configuration systems are currently introduced or considered. These respond to varying operating conditions by inserting into the gas treatment flowpath different reactors. The main practical problem are the valves for gas flow switching. Usual mechanical valves are costly, failure prone, heavy (especially the solenoid variants), and not robust enough to withstand the adverse conditions of high temperature, vibration, shocks and dripping water and mud at the usual locations under vehicle body. Fluidic no-moving-part valves, inexpensive and robust, are proposed as an attractive alternative. Especially in their novel axisymmetric layout, they may be very compact, in fact integral with reactor body. The qualitative change brought by the new approaches may provide an inspiration to other areas of chemical engineering.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2005 Institution of Chemical Engineers.
Keywords: fluidics, fluidic valves, vehicle emissions, variable configuration
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Vaclav Tesar
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 20:25
Published Version: http://www.extenza-eps.com/ICE/doi/pdf/10.1205/che...
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1205/cherd.04283
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/758

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