The verification is for reducing harmful emissions of particulate matter by 90%, carbon monoxide by 75% and hydrocarbons by 85% for the retrofit of 1994 through 2006 model year non-exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) heavy-duty diesel engines, the company said.
"We are pleased with the addition of this product to our already leading range of retrofit products which have received EPA and CARB verification," said Charles F. Call, CEO. "As the number of retrofit product verifications we receive increases, so does our target market. Reducing harmful emissions created by diesel engines is a critical priority, as evidenced by the recently approved stimulus funding of $300 million under the EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program being made available to heavy-duty diesel on-road vehicle and off-road equipment owners to retrofit their engines to reduce diesel emissions."
The company also announced the Purifilter Plus earned conditional verification, satisfying EPA's verified device funding requirements for the purpose of sales of eligible retrofits. Full verification is expected by providing EPA with testing plans and completing a testing program by March 2010.
The ECS Purifilter Plus is a hybrid diesel particulate filter system employing both passive and active regeneration and is CARB approved for heavy-duty, on-road diesel engines, the company said.