Two heavy-duty diesel vehicles operating in an underground salt mine were retrofitted with emission control systems based on selective catalytic reduction technology. The vehicles were then released for production in the mine and the emissions were measured periodically over 18 months.
The systems were very effective in reducing oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from the diesel vehicle engines. The systems were able to provide NOx reductions of 60% to 65% over typical vehicle duty cycles.
This paper will describe the SCR systems, emissions reductions, operability issues and secondary emissions for both vehicles.