Fine Dust Eater Technology Reduces Vehicle Emissions and Mitigates Effects of Pollution
At CES 2019 in Las Vegas this week, MANN+HUMMEL is exhibiting a range of digital filtration solutions including Fine Dust Eater, a technology platform that earned CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree status. Honored in the “Tech for a Better World” category, Fine Dust Eater tackles pollution caused by particulate matter.
With air pollution unusually high, many governments or city administrations in Europe impose driving bans. Pollution caused by particulate matter can be tackled by innovative filtration technology platforms like the Fine Dust Eater. A filter installed on the roof of the vehicle retains particulates from the ambient air. A brake dust particle filter fitted to the brake system is designed to minimize the release of brake dust to the environment. The vehicle occupants are additionally protected by an NOX fine dust combi filter. This combination can mitigate pollution effects and protect people. More information can be found at www.finedusteater.com.
Field testing with an experimental vehicle has taken place in Stuttgart, Germany and the project has been expanded to other countries. Another part of the Fine Dust Eater technology platform, stationary filter cubes are available for urban areas with high pollution. Equipped with fine dust particle filters and high-performance fans, these filter cubes actively remove fine dust from surrounding air. This technology is currently running as a two-year pilot project in Europe and available to municipalities.
“By combining our Leadership in Filtration with digitalization we intend to provide innovations that make a visible difference for our customers,”said Charles Vaillant, MANN+HUMMEL CTO. “Filtration offers amazing product opportunities to improve air quality, protect human beings and maintain expensive assets running. We are not satisfied until our customers see significant improvements by using our products. This is what MANN+HUMMEL innovation is all about.”
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MANN+HUMMEL is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and series supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industry. Employing approx. 20,000 people at more than 80 locations worldwide, the group achieved a sales revenue of approx. 3.9 billion euros in 2017. The products manufactured by the group include air cleaner systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and plastic components for the automotive industry, and filter elements for the servicing of vehicles. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial applications the company’s product range includes industrial filters, membrane filters for water filtration and filtration systems.
Further information about MANN+HUMMEL can be found at www.mann-hummel.com
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