Emission Control Science and Technology

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 312–320 | Cite as

A Tutorial on Testing Particulate Filters with a Side-Stream Reactor (SSR) Exhaust Setup

  • Dimitrios Zarvalis
  • Leonidas Chasapidis
  • Ioannis Dolios
  • Marina Chrysikopoulou
  • Athanasios G. KonstandopoulosEmail author


A tutorial on the use of Side-Stream Reactor (SSR) technology is presented for screening different combustion engine particulate reduction technologies using small-scale filter segments in a well-controlled environment under realistic engine exhaust conditions. The testing examples include the evaluation of particulate filter flow resistance, soot loading, and soot oxidation (regeneration) performance.


Particulate filter testing Filter regeneration Flow resistance Soot loading 


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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aerosol & Particle Technology Laboratory, Chemical Process & Energy Resources InstituteCentre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH)ThermiGreece
  2. 2.Department Chemical EngineeringAristotle University Thessaloniki (AUTH)ThessalonikiGreece

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