MATERIALS: Extensive storage tests confirm that engineering polymers from Ticona deliver the chemical resistance required for long-term direct contact with AdBlue®, which is used for exhaust treatment systems in today’s diesel vehicles.
Fortron® polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), Celstran® long fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT) with a polypropylene (PP) or polyamide (PA) matrixand Hostaform® acetal copolymer (POM) all offer one of the most important criteria for polymers in exhaust treatment systems of diesel vehicles that use AdBlue technology — chemical resistance. These engineering polymers from Ticona can be used in components with direct exposure to AdBlue such as pumps, valves, sensors and control timing cases.
AdBlue is a highly pure aqueous urea solution used in SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology to convert environmentally harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) into harmless nitrogen. Use of this technology can reduce overall diesel fuel consumption. Unlike vehicles with NOx storage catalytic converters, vehicles that use SCR technology do not need to switch to the so-called “rich-burn mode” to regenerate the storage system.
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Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
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