Cummins India, a power solutions company that designs, manufactures, distributes, and services engines and related technologies to automotive and other sectors on Tuesday announced launching a retrofit emission control device (RECD) in collaboration with PI Green Innovations.
The RECD is built on filter-less technology and based on electrostatic precipitation fundamentals. It is highly efficient in improving air quality and capturing particulate matter from the air with more than 70 percent efficiency, a joint statement release by both the companies noted. Shveta Arya, Vice President – DBU & NRPO, Cummins India said, “ The newly-launched RECD provides a viable solution for our customers to meet the PM compliance requirement"
Irfan Pathan, Founder & CEO, PI Green Innovations said, “ In partnership with Cummins, PI Green Innovations endeavours to address emissions at source and make cleaner air accessible to all.”
RECD’s clear air filterless solution does not require manual cleaning as there is no choking. One of the advantages of this device is minimal back pressure which ensures the safety of the engine. This device also does not need any water, chemicals, or solvents and saves energy as it does not require active regeneration and is not affected by exhaust temperature.
Autocar Professional had in July reported how Pune- based Pi Green Innovations, a technology startup has begun piloting its 'filter-less' technology in collaboration with a couple of state transportation units (STUs).
The additional benefit is that indigenous technology comes at a fraction of a cost with a maximum of about Rs 3.5 lakh for retrofitting of a bus. A complete transition to EVs, on the other hand could cost as much as Rs 3-3.5 crore in case of a bus which may not be financially viable for cash-strapped STUs and fleet operators who want to keep operating costs in check and not have to pass these on to customers.