WEBINAR RECORDING | Cloud-Based Optimization of Mixer Design for Urea/SCR Aftertreatment Systems
ESTECO and Convergent Science hosted a joint webinar on April 3th 2019, presenting how modeFRONTIER was used to drive CONVERGE in the optimization of a Urea/SCR flapper-type mixer.
Meeting NOx (NO + NO2) emissions regulations with aftertreatment system designs that are both effective and economical is critical to successful product performance. The favored approach to satisfying NOx emissions regulations in heavy- and light-duty diesel vehicles is to use a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) device where ammonia catalyzes to reduce NOx. Current industry trends are moving to more compact integrated Urea/SCR systems, which increases the need for an optimum mixer design that may be difficult to achieve with traditional design approaches.
During the webinar we demonstrated how combining fast and accurate CFD simulation with effective multi-objective optimization of the geometry has the potential to substantially improve the mixer designs and produce high levels of NOx reduction without a substantial backpressure penalty.