Even though the new regulation for NOX Emissions with SCR systems began in 2010 in the United States, we are only a little over one third conversion rate. This means that only 1 out of 3 vehicles that will use SCR systems are in circulation today.
Energy demands worldwide grew 2.3% last year, setting the fastest growth rate in a decade according to the International Energy Agency, but SCR systems are still a long ways from occupying the majority in all types of diesel engines. Let’s remember that the vast majority of diesel engines with SCR systems in the US are Class 8 tractors, but many other light weight commercial vehicles, cars, farming equipment and power supply engines also come equipped with this technology.
Much has been said about electric engines replacing diesel engines. This is going to be true for the smaller vehicles like cars and SUV’s, also it is going to be true for light weight commercial vehicles with local routes. A good example might be all the school buses or mail delivery vehicles. But for heavy weight, specially class 8 trucks, diesel engines will be here for a long time until a new technology replaces fossil based energy. But as we witness with electric car manufacturers, like Tesla, setting the standard for electric cars has been challenging, so imagine what it will be like to set the standard for commercial vehicles. Much more to discuss in our Noxguard DEF future blogs…
We would like to share some interesting facts regarding Noxguard Diesel Exhaust Fluid and it’s performance inside the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system of a diesel engine.
First of all, the difference between the combustion process of a gasoline engine and a diesel engine are significant. Diesel engines, in order to combust, require high pressure (no spark plugs) and lots of air, about 65 parts of air for every part of diesel; meanwhile gasoline engines use 14 parts of air per 1 part of gasoline. Thus the reason for NOX emissions to be higher in diesel. Also gasoline engines operate at lower temperatures than diesel engines.
And now, the magic of the chemistry of our Noxguard DEF inside the SCR System step by step:
Combustion is performed in the engine, and emissions are released.
In the SCR system, Noxgard DEF is sprayed to the fumes and the chemical magic begins.
With the high heat of combustion, the DEF converts to ammonium.
Ammonium is mixed with the NOX of the fumes, and there is water vapor present too.
The result of this mixture produces Nitrogen (which we find naturally in the air we breathe).
And on the other side we obtain water, yes water.
The Chemistry looks like this:
Ammonium which are 3 atoms of Hydrogen plus one of Nitrogen (4NH3).
Plus NOX which is 1 atom of Nitrogen plus 2 atoms of Oxygen (2NO2).
Adding in Oxygen (O2).
Results in Nitrogen (N) plus Water molecules (H2O).
Yes, of course, you need the specially designed SCR system that has all the dosage technology and the filtration process to accomplish the job.
According to Icopal Noxite, a british site that is versed on this issue. NOx mainly impacts on respiratory conditions causing inflammation of the airways at high levels. Long term exposure can decrease lung function, increase the risk of respiratory conditions and increase the response to allergens. NOx also contributes to the formation of fine particles (PM) and ground level ozone, both of which are associated with adverse health effects.
Professor Roy Harrison, an environmental health expert at the University of Birmingham in the UK, in his research suggests that the premature deaths from NOx could be 10 times higher than those from exhaust emissions of particles.
NOx has direct and indirect effects on human health, it can cause:
Increased susceptibility to pulmonary inflammation.
It can indirectly affect humans by damaging the ecosystems they rely on in water and on land—harming animals and plants. Also emitted in diesel fumes are solid particles which can:
Penetrate deep into the lungs and cause cancer.
Chronic breathing problems.
Premature death in people with heart or lung disease.
Although these affections can be long term damages, we must try to stop air pollution. Applying strict regulations on diesel engines manufacturers with a very wide range of selective catalytic reduction technologies such as Noxguard DEF, is something that can help improve on this matter.
We, at Transliquid Technologies, strongly believe that sharing social net contents, must be done giving an extra to our contacts and followers in general. That is why we always try to have something nice and friendly for you with in our information. Fresh images, sequences; and all in all, giving some light content and amusement to our readers and viewers. This is why, we would like to share a brief story of success with a twist. Please let us tell it, we hope you enjoy it.
Noxguard México SA de CV is pleased to announce that Victoria Berriochoa joined the company as sales account manager. We would like to give you the warmest welcome.
We are very pleased, since Victoria has extensive experience in the trucking business, she knows the difficulties and characteristics of it. What makes her arrival a significant growth in the sales department.
Previously Victoria worked in the marketing area of various successful projects. Her natural sensitivity and inclination towards plastic arts, has been very useful for the promotion of products and services.
Noxguard México SA de CV is the Mexican subsidiary of TransLiquid Technologies LLC. It is a Noxguard DEF manufacturer in the United States to which Victoria will also be a part of.
William “Memo” Berriochoa, President and CEO of TransLiquid Technologies announced the appointment of Ronald Mullins as CFO.
“I am delighted to welcome Ron to our organization,” said Memo Berriochoa, TransLiquid’s CEO. “He brings an extensive background to TransLiquid to support the launch of our 2020 growth plan.”
Before joining TransLiquid, Mr. Mullins managed capital resources at Morgan Stanley. His background includes experience in accounting as well as operations management. Mr. Mullins is a retired Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander.
Founded in 2009, TransLiquid Technologies is a privately owned corporation based in Houston, Texas manufacturing commercial vehicle fluids, supporting the operational needs of the trucking industry in Texas and Mexico.
Actually, we have this topic being discussed here and there: is climate change or global warming for real? We don´t want —for now— to polemize on this matter; there are skeptical against it and tough defenders as well. This post is about a topic that is known widely; we are talking about nitrogen oxide and how harmful it could be for human health. Through this topic, we will analyze different health problems that are inflicted when humans are constantly in presence of NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) produced by trucks and cars specifically when diesel is used as fuel for them.
In modern life, living in our everyday more complex cities, or among heavy traffic highways and roads, thousands of tons of NOx are emitted into the environment yearly. According to “The Guardian“, 97% percent of all modern diesel cars emit more toxic nitrogen oxide pollution on the road than the official limit, with a quarter producing at least six times more than the limit.
Although according to the National Emissions Inventory (NEI) data, estimated nationwide anthropogenic (human created) emissions of NOx decreased by 44 percent between 1990 and 2011 (from 25.2 million tons to 14.1 million tons). This downward trend results primarily from emissions reductions at electric utilities and among on-road mobile sources. Yes, the improvement is amazing but not enough yet.
Let’s say that if in 2011 we were producing 14.1 tons of NOx yearly, and due to more regulations and better motor efficiency, newer fleets, and other factors, our current NOx emission goes in terms of 10 to 7 tons annually (this is our estimate given a continuously bold decrease in emissions); the problem is still there, and you will say, “what’s up with that?”
First of all, releasing 1 kg of NOx (Nitrous oxide – N2O) into the atmosphere is about equivalent to releasing 298 kg of CO2, that means that it is almost 300 to 1 ratio; and considering the population density in inner cities, and the NOx emissions in those urban areas, knowing that a great percentage of this emissions are made by diesel cars; well we have pretty much a health problem. “…The excess emissions of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) exhaust gases can be linked to 38,000 premature deaths worldwide, according to the new research. This is in addition to the World Health Organisation’s estimate of 3.7 million deaths caused by outdoor air pollution.
The US scientists argue that there is too little awareness of the impact of “real world” vehicle air pollution…” And this exactly what we are trying to point where.
In a further post linked very closely to this one, we will be specifically talking about the NOx effects on humans and death related to this issue (to be continued…)
The idea came from our CEO Memo Sr. most of you probably have met him in person or talked to him on the phone. He is very involved in all aspects of the business and is always looking for ways to do better and helping others, from the employees to the community.
The original objective was to give a family friends’ son the opportunity to come work with us. He is currently a student in college who could benefit from real work experience. Being in a wheelchair has its challenges for him, but as a smart hard working individual, he was excited to give it a try. Before we realized it there were three more people who had family members who wanted to come in and work that day. Javier, Kayla, and Alvaro are all different with different special abilities and needs. What makes them exceptional is their willingness to grow and work.
Today is the first day of our pilot program, the main objective is to empower young adults with special abilities, and give them the tools to have real work experience in a welcoming environment.
To give Javier, Kayla, and Alvaro the opportunity to come work and learn about the manufacturing processes of Diesel Exhaust Fluid.
To empower young adults with special abilities, and give them the tools to have real work experience in a welcoming environment.
Setting up a safe working area to learn about DEF bottles and their packaging process . A set time frame of work will be defined to give the program structure and give both parties reliability.
We invite all of our current and new DEF customers to support this program with our packaged bottles of NOXGUARD DEF. If you see a bottle with a blue sticker indicating the bottle was in part put together by our team in the program, we encourage you to share it with everyone.
Here at Transliquid, we are extremely proud of Javier, Kayla, and Alvaro for coming in today and for showing us their determination!
It is an honor to receive the first-ever Logistics Award for DEF. We were presented with the award this past September 27th at the 10th Integer DEF Forum USA 2017 in San Antonio Texas.
The DEF Logistics Services Award recognized the organization within the DEF industry that has demonstrated positive change or progress within the DEF distribution process. This category covered all transportation methods by rail, road, and water.
We would like to thank all of our customers who firmly believe NOXGUARDs’ use of innovative technology and equipment; as well as our effective management approaches, have yielded positive outcomes for them.
Winning this award and being part of the top group of DEF companies in the U.S.A comes with high prestige. We will be working hard through 2018 to earn an award at next years ceremony.