In 2007, diesel particulate filters (DPF’s) were introduced for on-road heavy duty diesel engines to trap diesel particulate matter for engine manufacturers. These DPF’s were required to meet the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) emissions standards.
These standards were put in place not only for environmental protection, but to protect the public from breathing in pollutants released from diesel exhaust. According to the EPA the particulate matter and NOx emissions found in diesel exhaust can pose serious public health problems. Exposure to the pollutants can cause lung damage and aggravate existing illnesses such as asthma. DPF’s help keep the environment and people safe from these pollutants.
Every DPF we restore results in multiple contributions to the preservation of our environment and air quality resulting in the following environmental wins: