HYDROFLEX technology is a pre-combustion treatment, reducing emissions before the power stroke when pollution is created. Accordingly, significantly less pollution travels through the exhaust system.
Hydrogen burns ten times faster than fuel. Adding a small amount to the combustion process causes fuel to burn more completely, significantly reducing the following seven emissions:
- Soot and ash (PM)
- Nitric oxide (NO)
- Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
- Carbon monoxide (CO)
- Carbon dioxide (CO2)
- Non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC) including benzene (C6H6)
The percentage reduction of pollution depends on many factors – the type of engine, driving speeds, load etc – however the Hydroflex system has been shown to reduce CO, NHMC and PM by over 60%.
Emission tests performed by the Olson-Ecologic engine testing laboratory facility (California) in 2013 produced the following results:
EURO III Emissions Test – 15ltr diesel truck
* ESC stands for European Stationary Cycle Test Protocol
* Nitrogen oxide (NOx) is a generic term for nitrogen oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
* Euro III ESC emissions (grams/bhp-hr)
The Hydroflex system demonstrated CO and NHMC approaching zero emissions. With further research and development, emission of these dangerous pollutants will be reduced to unmeasurable quantities.
These tests also showed that soot, ash, nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions were reduced to equivalent or higher levels than other emission control equipment in use today, which treats pollution after it leaves the engine. Such equipment includes diesel particulate filters that trap only soot and ash, and selective catalytic reduction systems that inject ammonia or urea to convert nitrous oxide into nitrogen and water.
Hydroflex systems have the potential to make diesel particulate filters obsolete in the future.