Technology

Overview

Meet and exceed regulatory diesel emissions standards with our Mixed Phase Catalyst (MPC®), Platinum Plus®, and ARIS® Technologies, and more.

Air pollution can affect our health in many ways. Numerous scientific studies have linked air pollution to a variety of serious health problems for people, especially the young and elderly.

In response to human-health issues and air-quality concerns, regulatory standards have been adopted worldwide to control the emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2), from on- and off-road internal combustion engine exhaust.

Because standards put in place by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Air Resources Board (CARB) and other international regulators continue to become more restrictive over time, we view the markets for our products as continually expanding.

Take advantage of our world-class emissions control technology portfolio, backed by ongoing catalyst research & development.

Our research and development in catalyst technology has resulted in a broad array of products for the light duty vehicle and heavy duty diesel markets that meet and exceed these regulatory emission standards.

Our greatest strength in the catalyst business lies in the technical sophistication and cost-to-performance ratio of our products.

  • Mixed Phase Catalyst (MPC®) Technology
    This is our novel, patented technology for creating and manufacturing catalysts. It involves the self-assembly of a ceramic oxide matrix with catalytic metals precisely positioned within three-dimensional structures.

    The MPC® design gives our catalyst products two critical attributes that differentiate them from competing offerings. These include:
    1. Superior stability that allows heat, resistance and high performance with very low levels of precious metals.
    2. Base metal activation which allows base metals to be used instead of costly platinum group metals without compromising catalytic performance.
  • Base-Metal Activated Rhodium Support (BMARS™) Technology

    Our BMARS™ technology was developed to improve the functionality of rhodium used in automotive three-way catalysts. Specifically, the nanoscale material enables the promotion of rhodium into a more active state - dramatically improving conversion of NOx with no increase in rhodium loading.
  • Synergized-Platinum Group Metal Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (SPGM™ DOC) Technology

    We developed our patented SPGM™ DOC to reduce emissions and particulate matter from diesel engines while utilizing dramatically less platinum group metals when compared to a leading OEM catalyst product.
  • Spinel Technology
    Our patented Spinel™ technology is a unique clean emissions exhaust technology currently being developed to dramatically reduce the cost of attaining more stringent clean air standards.

    Spinel™ utilizes various base metals - combined together to create a common structure that achieves very effective catalytic conversion activity. This advanced technology is ideal for the coating of catalytic converters an alternative to those utilizing costly platinum group metals (PGMs) and rare earth materials.
  • Platinum Plus® Technology
    We have developed and patented our Platinum Plus® fuel-borne catalyst as a diesel-fuel soluable additive, which contains minute amounts of organo-metallic platinum and cerium catalysts.

    Platinum Plus® is used to improve combustion which acts to reduce diesel emissions and improve the performance and reliability of emission control equipment.

    This fuel-borne catalyst takes catalytic action into engine cylinders where it improves combustion, thereby reducing particulates, unburned hydrocarbons (HC) and CO emissions. Because of this, it lends itself to a wide range of enabling solutions including: diesel particulate filtration, low emission biodiesel, carbon reduction, and exhaust emission reduction.

    Environmentally-conscious corporations and fleets can utilize this solution to voluntarily reduce emissions.
  • ARIS® Technology
    In addition to our MPC® technology and our Platinum Plus® fuel-borne catalyst, we have developed technology for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) using urea, which is a highly effective method of reducing NOx. ARIS® technology forms a key part of the SCR system and is an advanced computer-controlled regeant injection system.
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) / Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Technology
    We have developed and patented the concept of combined use of EGR and SCR, to minimize emissions and take advantage of the benefits each can bring in terms of NOx reduction.

    We were awarded the 2009 Excellence in Technology of the Year Award for the combined use fo EGR and SCR by Frost and Sullivan

The integration of core technologies and design into cost-effective, robust emission control systems is also a core competency.

Product development in our Heavy Duty Diesel Systems Division has resulted in a broad family of verified products and systems, with additional products in the pipeline.

Experience advanced emissions control technologies that provide a competitive edge.

With our technology, you'll experience strong engineering capabilities, an experienced team, streamlined product-development processes, solid experience in the verification and approval process, and a competitive advantage through the use of customized catalysts for our emission control systems.

We diligently protect our intellectual property and technologies through the use of patents, trade secrets and registered and common law trademarks. We have over 300 issued or pending patents.

To learn more about our emissions control technology and deisel emissions standards, click on the links below:

Mixed Phase Catalyst (MPC®) Technology
Base-Metal Activated Rhodium Support (BMARS™) Technology
Synergized-Platinum Group Metal Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (SPGM™ DOC) Technology
Spinel Technology
Platinum Plus® Technology
ARIS® Technology
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) / Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Technology