Exhaust-gas systems of vehicles are becoming more and more complex concerning the reduction of avoidable exhaust-gas emissions. For spark-ignition engines, catalytic converters reduce the exhaust emissions almost completely in most driving conditions. The particulate filter together with the oxidizing catalytic converter has broken up the target conflict of particle and nitrogen-oxide emission of the diesel engine. Future emission standards require an additional component for further reduction of nitrogen oxide, for which NOx catalytic converters or SCR catalytic converters are a possible solution.
With its experience, extensive measuring technology equipment and state-of-the-art test benches, the FKFS offers diverse services for research into emission reduction procedures and the development of exhaust-gas systems.