Towards Clean Diesel Engines. Second Symposium. Book of Abstracts.
PAUL SCHERRER INST VILLIGEN (SWITZERLAND)
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In the next decades Diesel engines should gain more importance in the automobile market. A larger proportion of Diesel powered vehicles will help to restore the C02 balance significantly. Possibly, other concepts like fuel cells in combination with electromotors, for example, could solve the C02 problem even more thoroughly but it is unrealistic to expect that the whole of the fleet of vehicles could be replaced by such alternatives in a short time. Continued development of efficient and clean Diesel engines remains the best speditive route towards better co-existence of transport and environment. Particulates and NO emissions from Diesel engines are certainly a major concern. To solve such problems, all aspects about and around the engine have to be reviewed. Consequently, many disciplines will have to be engaged if the task is to be completed reasonably quickly. Cross-disciplinary work does not evolve by itself but needs to be established and then encouraged. The first symposium Towards Clean Diesel Engines at Nijmegen in 1996 started this process we would like to see this continue during the present meeting.
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