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NOx and Particulate Real Drive Emissions (RDE)
Monday 6 - Friday 10 June 2016

**New course development for 2016**

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Course details

This course, which is based on our long standing CPD course on Diesel Particulate and NOx Emissions, has been completely revised to include real-world driving emissions and the development of European Real Drive Emissions (RDE) legislation and the reasons for modern SI and Diesel vehicles to have higher emissions in real world congested traffic than they do on legislated test cycles. This leads to worse air quality in cities. The technology of SI and Diesel engines for low CO2 is converging and SI engines have significant particulate emissions relative to modern diesels with particulate filters. This is leading to the requirement for Gasoline Particulate Filter for gasoline direct injection engines (GDI), but this is likely to be extended to PFI gasoline in the future as the use of rich mixtures in transient acceleration leads to the generation of soot.

The Real Drive Emissions additions to the course are based on the extensive experience in this area of BOSMAL and Prof. Gordon E. Andrews, both of whom have published on RDE for over 12 years and been researching in this area for 20 years. This experience includes both SI and Diesel passenger car and truck RDE. Prof. David Kittelson also has considerable experience in on-road emissions measurements with vehicles measuring their own exhausts and for chase vehicles and his work has concentrated on particulate and particle size emissions. The issue of whether current EU proposals for RDE testing address the issue of poor air quality in cities will be discussed, as such RDE testing must include congested traffic and cold start if they are to be realistic. Currently the proposals do not address these issues.

The course covers the sources of emissions of CO, HC, NOx and PM in SI and diesel engines and on the design and operation of catalytic and particulate emissions reduction systems for both vehicles. The latest technology for emissions reduction from SI and diesel engines is reviewed and the consequences for NOx, CO, HC and PM emissions of CO2 legislation that is making fuel consumption the primary driver in engine development at present. Engine calibration methodology that can reduce fuel consumption at the expense of NOx and PM engine out emissions is reviewed, which leads to RDE problems if the aftertreatment system for NOx and PM emissions cannot cope with the more transient demands of RDE in congested traffic with longer cold starts.


Who should attend

The course is relevant to vehicle manufacturers, engine consultancies and emissions control R&D with an interest in RDE and engine and emissions control technology for Euro 6 and beyond as well as for technology for future CO2 emissions reduction. This course does not cover the specialist area of fuel composition influences on emissions as these are relatively low in modern vehicles. This is a change from our previous courses in this area. The course is also relevant to those who need to understand real world traffic emissions from an air quality viewpoint and to those involved in emissions regulation formulation and enforcement.


This course is in association with the the Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers, which is devoted to the advancement of Diesel and Gas Engines, Gas Turbines and related products and technology.

The Energy Institute has approved Leeds University – Faculty of Engineering as an Approved Training Provider.

Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers       Energy Institute


The course will be held at Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel, visit for more details

Accommodation is available at the course venue (Weetwood Hall Hotel) at a special rate, please use the accommodation booking link in the left hand column.

We have negotiated the following special rates per night:

Friday – Sunday evening, bed and breakfast £78
Monday – Thursday evening, bed and breakfast £82

Please note that bookings via the “Accommodation Booking” link must be made two weeks before the course commences at the latest to qualify for the special rates and to guarantee room availability. Any accommodation requests after this date should be made direct with the hotel and will be subject to availability and rates.

How to Book

If you are interested in booking on our 2016 course please email

For any online booking queries or further information please contact:

Jenna Kellett
CPD, Conference & Events Unit

Faculty of Engineering,
c/o School of Civil Engineering, Room G.04,
University of Leeds, LEEDS, LS2 9JT, UK.
t: + 44 (0)113 343 2494