UM-Dearborn to host U.S. Department of Energy meeting on reducing emissions

April 28, 2006

DEARBORN / April 28, 2006---More than 100 researchers from government agencies, universities and industry around the country will meet at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 2 through 4, to share recent research results on “lean exhaust emissions control.”

The program is the ninth in a series of workshops sponsored by the federal Department of Energy, part of a program to “promote the development of improved computational tools for simulating realistic full-system performance of lean-burn engines and the associated emissions control systems,” according to the workshop Web site.

Topics to be discussed include diesel-particulate filters, selective catalytic reduction and “lean NOx traps, or LNTs.” Organizers also expect presentations that will include updates on synergies among these components in actual systems.

“This meeting has been planned to bring together researchers who are interested in the most recent developments in understanding and simulating the performance of these devices under realistic conditions,” according to Tariq Shamin, associate professor of mechanical engineering at UM-Dearborn.

“The workshops are intended as relatively informal but tightly focused forums for sharing recent studies by researchers in reducing automotive emissions, especially from diesel engines,” Shamin said. “The results of the workshop discussions will be documented for the DOE Office of Transportation Technology for consideration in improving their research-and-development priorities and technical focus in the projects they support.”

Registration has closed for the program, but those interested in learning about the DOE research effort should contact Tracy H. Bryant at the National Transportation Research Center by e-mail at or by phone at (865) 946-1230.



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