lean-burn engine

lean-burn engine

An automobile engine that curbs nitrogen oxide exhaust emissions.
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With its high-efficiency EV system and lean-burn engine, this next-generation super sports car is set to deliver both ultimate power and environmental performance.
Lin, "Electrochemical enhancement of nitric oxide removal from simulated lean-burn engine exhaust via solid oxide fuel cells," Environmental Science and Technology, vol.
The Prius uses a 1.5-litre lean-burn engine developing 70bhp which is mated to a 50bhp hybrid drive train running through a constantly variable automatic gearbox.
Another is a six-cylinder lean-burn engine generator.
Such have been the recent improvements in lean-burn engine technology and the use of catalytic converters that the figure has now risen to 200 cars being the equivalent of just one mower.
1995 Mar: 1.8 lean-burn engine introduced in GLi and CDX trim.
The Cummins lean-burn engine design is unique in that it generates a much higher exhaust temperature than other reciprocating gas engines while also being highly fuel efficient and clean burning.
While those questions remain unanswered, Delphi has found a new use for hydrogen--reducing start-up emissions, and advancing lean-burn engine technology.
Bosch's direct-injection gasoline injectors follow the typical lean-burn engine strategy that was pioneered by Mitsubishi Motor Corp.'s GDI engine - the engine operates in "lean" mode with a high air-fuel ratio during idle and partial throttle loads, while an excess of oxides of nitrogen are collected in a catalytic trap.
"EGR dilutes the mixture going to the engine in much the same way that excess air does on a lean-burn engine" said Chiu.