PurePower Technologies enters aftertreatment business

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PurePower Technologies, a provider of diesel power system components, announced that it has entered the diesel aftertreatment business. PurePower Aftertreatment Systems addresses hydrocarbon and soot reduction utilizing diesel oxidation catalysts and diesel particulate filters. Additional products include a zeolite-based nitrogen oxides (NOx) reduction catalyst tailored for ammonia gas dosing in a rechargeable solid medium, ammonia storage and delivery system in cartridge form.

In addition to its own PurePower Aftertreatment system, the company has acquired the aftertreatment technology of Eaton Corp. and a development lab and testing facility in Santa Clara, Calif. Full terms were not disclosed.

“PurePower’s evolution to a full-service provider of diesel aftertreatment technologies and services has been part of our strategic plan to focus on the key elements of diesel development,” says Houman Kashanipour, PurePower Technologies president. “Like fuel and air systems, diesel aftertreatment is a core technology necessary for the future success and profitability of the world’s businesses that rely on diesel-powered commercial vehicles. Further, the catalyst development capability gained through the Eaton aftertreatment technology acquisition will uniquely position PurePower in meeting customer aftertreatment needs.”

PurePower’s new NOx gas reduction system is designed to store ammonia in a stable rechargeable cartridge that has unlimited shelf life, will not deposit solids in the system, is tamper-resistant and won’t freeze. PurePower says the aftertreatment technology minimizes NOx emissions and particulate matter in compliance with all current global diesel emissions standards, including U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2010 and Euro emissions standards for on-highway vehicles and through Tier IV, final stage for off-road equipment. The flexible aftertreatment system covers a broad range of diesel engine sizes and power ranges, including displacements between 3 and 16 liters and power outputs of more than 550 hp (410 kW).

“This technology supports our mission and customer-focused philosophy of keeping the responsibility for emissions-control on the side of the manufacturer and not put additional burdens on vehicle and equipment owners, drivers and maintainers,” says John Cagney, vice president of advanced technology and engineering for PurePower Technologies.