11 November 1998 | updated 18 December 1998

Thermatrix, Inc. announced that funding has been approved by the Diesel Emission Evaluation Program (DEEP) to conduct testing on a Thermatrix prototype for the control of emissions from mining vehicles.

The program will quantify the performance of Thermatrix' Flameless Thermal Oxidation (FTO) process for the destruction of particulate matter (PM) and other pollutants in a test laboratory on a diesel engine representative of those normally found on underground mining vehicles.

The program will also quantify the effect of the FTO process on the size distribution of diesel particulate, in order to determine what level of destruction will eliminate the smallest particles.

Thermatrix is an industrial technology company that provides a range of products for the destruction of volatile organic compounds, including its flameless thermal oxidation technology. Thermatrix is currently focusing its development activities on the application of its FTO technology to treat the emissions from diesel engines, both mobile and stationary.

DEEP is a consortium of Canadian and US industry, labor, and government stakeholders, whose mission is to reduce miners' exposure to diesel exhaust pollutants by testing and evaluating control strategies applicable to mining operations.

Source: Thermatrix, Inc.