Modelling of Microwave-Based Regeneration in Composite Regeneration Emission Control System

  • Caneon KurienEmail author
  • Ajay Kumar Srivastava
  • Karan Anand
  • Niranajan Gandigudi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 989)


Fuel-based regeneration of the particulate filter channels in post-treatment emission control system is leading to uncontrolled combustion causing damage to filter substrate. One of the major challenges faced by the automotive industry is the development of an alternate technique for regeneration of accumulated soot particles. Electromagnetic radiations in microwave region have been proposed in this paper as a suitable alternative for regeneration of trapped soot particles. A detailed literature study has been conducted on the heating principle and governing equations for microwave radiations. Modelling and simulation of microwave-based emission control system have been conducted using COMSOL Multiphysics. A comparative study has been conducted for two models with different positions of waveguide for the introduction of microwave radiations. The results of simulation for the model with waveguide at centre position showed that there is an even distribution of electric field in the system and the cordierite-based filter substrate is suitable for microwave-based regeneration system owing to its dielectric properties.


Emission Filter Microwave Regeneration Soot 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Caneon Kurien
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ajay Kumar Srivastava
    • 1
  • Karan Anand
    • 2
  • Niranajan Gandigudi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesDehradunIndia
  2. 2.Department of Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesDehradunIndia

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