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Why is the Particulate Filter Required by Law?

13 July 2015, 14:57
Why is the Particulate Filter Required by Law? When Diesel is burned in a combustion engine, much more soot is generated than by petrol-fuelled vehicles. Catalytic converters are fitted to all cars in order to make the gases which are generated in the combustion of fuel safer and more environmentally friendly, but these converters do nothing to stop particles of soot from being released into the atmosphere. This is why Diesel Particulate Filters have been introduced and made a legal requirement, to tackle the high levels of soot generated by diesel engines.

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