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Faculty of Engineering

Diesel Particulates and NOx Emissions - UK
Monday 6 - Friday 10 June 2016

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Course details

A specialist course designed for diesel automotive and petroleum engineers and research workers engaged in the development of low particulate and NOx emission diesel engines and their fuels and lubricants. These are major current problem areas in diesel engine development with ever more stringent emissions legislation to meet in the automotive, industrial, marine and power generation markets. This course concentrates on the engine technology for low emissions, their fuel requirements and after-treatment techniques. It does not cover the details of the particulate measurement and analysis techniques, which are fully covered in the companion short course on Engine Emissions Measurement. It does, however, cover particle size analysis and particle number measurement, plus measurement emission for PM for Euro 6 and beyond.

The course consists of review lectures by Professor Andrews of the latest published information on engine design for low emissions, on the influence of fuel and additive composition on emissions and on the influence of lubricating oil on emissions. These review lectures are updated each year and incorporate the latest published results from engine manufacturers, consultants and oil companies as well as universities. A range of presentations is also given by industrial companies on their recent low emission engine research into diesel particulates and NOx reduction techniques as well as on their views on engine technology requirements for future emissions legislation. The programme of presentations is very full and participants are free to choose those most relevant to them.


Who should attend

The course will be relevant to engineers, researchers and teachers in diesel engines, combustion and pollution. It will be suitable both as an overview for those new to the diesel particulate and NOx area and to provide a wider awareness for those already working in this field. Although the emphasis is on the transport sector, the course is also relevant to the stationary diesel and marine diesel market. In addition, it is of relevance to environmentalists engaged on atmospheric PM10 measurement and research, where diesel particulates have been identified as a significant contributor. The course is also relevant to those involved in emissions regulation formulation and in transport planning for emissions reduction.


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 venue for the course will be Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel which offers first-class hotel facilities, a business centre and ample parking facilities. Weetwood Hall is the largest and most flexible conference centre and hotel in the North of England.

Weetwood Hall Hotel is ideally situated 15 minutes north of the centre of Leeds in wooded grounds at the junction of the Otley Road and the outer ring road. It is just 15 minutes from Leeds Bradford International Airport and a short distance from the A1, M1, M606, M621 and M62 motorways. Further details can be found at

Online accommodation booking for delegates

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available at Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel. To take advantage of the special rates we have negotiated with the hotel for our course delegates, please book using the instructions below:

1. Click on the “Accommodation Booking” link in the left hand column
2. Complete the following fields: Arrival Date, Departure Date, Rooms, Adults, Children
3. Click the “Check Availability” button (N.B. You will not need to click on “Click Here for Special Rates” or enter a promotional code as this is already completed for you).
4. Proceed with your booking as instructed by the booking system.

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 Coordinator
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