Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics

It is generally accepted that optimized design of emission control systems requires a system approach. Simulations are increasingly employed to reduce exhaust system development time and costs in the automotive industry.

LAT has a long-year applied research activity on physical & chemical phenomena governing emission control in gasoline and diesel engines. A large part of this activity is dealing with development and application of modeling tools to simulate complete exhaust lines with emphasis on emission control.

These modeling tools are readily applicable by the industry involved in automotive exhaust system and emission control for gasoline, diesel and gas-fuelled engines for:


  • catalytic converter modeling
    • 3-way catalytic converters
    • NOx traps
    • Selective catalytic reduction converters
  • diesel particulate filter modeling
    • Wall-flow filters
    • Foam filters