Hydrogen generator cuts diesel engine PM by 22 per cent 01 July 2014

Hydrox Solutions has launched what it claims is an emissions-busting hydrogen-on-demand device for any size of diesel engine on any commercial vehicle – van, truck, bus or coach.

Called the Eliminator, the patented device is said to reduce carcinogenic diesel particulate emissions by 22% by improving atomisation of the diesel fuel – and the company says it offers advantages over current DPF (diesel particulate filter) technology.

That figure of 22% comes from Millbrook testing where the Hydrox device was installed on a Euro 5 diesel truck engine.

Steve Wilsher, managing director of Hydrox Solutions, says that the new device's electronic controls ensure efficient and reliable running with minimal maintenance over extended periods.

He accepts that hydrogen-based systems have attracted bad publicity in the past, due to false and exaggerated claims, but insists that the basic technology is sound.

"The focus across industry has largely been on trying to make savings on fuel, arguably because reliable particulate reduction systems claims have not been substantiated," states Wilsher.

"We, however, are strongly of the opinion that the focus has to be on reducing environmental impact – which is why we have invested so much into engineering an authenticated device," he continues.

"We are confident that those who are heavily reliant on transport for their business, or in the automotive and shipping manufacturing industries, can only benefit from this new system."

Over the last 5 years Hydrox Solutions has developed the device to a point where it can now be retro-fitted and scaled to any diesel engine, regardless of size, he says.

Brian Tinham

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