A French engineer named Laurent Geulin, director of the French company Conception avec Intelligence Artificielle (CIA, for its French acronym), has developed a device that can make diesel engines as efficient as those in electric cars.
According to a report published on the website of Autobildthe device was called Compact Carbon Catcher (CCC) and is capable of capturing the particles and carbon dioxide resulting from combustionas cited in computer today.
Diesel is known in the industry as the most efficient fuel for the kilometers traveled per liter of gasoline, but it has been singled out for the hundreds of gases it emits, which has led it to be displaced by cars that use gasoline or electric ones. .
Although it emits less carbon dioxide (CO2) than gasoline per kilometer traveled, diesel emits these gases that are harmful to health, such as nitrogen oxide (NOx).
Fortunately, Geunil came up with the idea of developing this system, which we will explain below.
How the Compact Carbon Catcher (CCC) works
The CCC consists of a box that retains the CO2 and fine particles emitted by the fuelas a result of combustion, resulting in release of oxygen and water.
This device it is installed at the outlet of the exhaust pipe to clean the gases before mixing with the street air and is inspired by industrial equipment that reduces emissions in power plants and other industrial plants, but has never been applied to vehicles.
The French engineer assures that the CCC can be installed in all types of cars and that the system cleans the air that leaves the vehicle before it reaches the outside, preventing polluted air from entering the atmosphere.
The French company tested the device on a pick-up that generated 270 g/km of CO2 and managed to lower it to 49 g/km, equaling the share of an electric car.