The use of AdBlue contributes significantly to air pollution as it reduces gas emissions. It reduces NOx gas emission in heavy and commercial vehicles and contributes to prevent respiratory diseases, albeit indirectly. AdBlue liquid is not flammable. It starts to freeze at -11 degrees. It can be melted and reused after freezing. It ensures that the amount of solid waste is reduced in emissions. Since 2006, the use of AdBlue has been mandatory for trucks and buses on the road in European Union countries. Since 2015, it has become mandatory for all diesel-powered vehicles, including newly produced cars, trucks, tractors, work machines, trains and even ships. There is a separate AdBlue tank in your vehicle. DEXXBLUE AdBlue® should only be filled into this tank. If auxiliary equipment (for example, funnel, can, pump, etc.) is used while filling the AdBlue tank, attention should be paid to the cleanliness of these equipment. DEXXBLUE AdBlue® should only be stored in its original packaging, always closed, and out of direct sunlight. The freezing temperature of DEXXBLUE AdBlue® is -11°C and will freeze if exposed to temperatures below this temperature. Once frozen AdBlue® has become liquid again, it can be used safely again.
How Does the Selective Catalytic Reduction System (SCR) Work?
This method combines advanced engine ignition, working in conjunction with a purification system, with exhaust emission aimed at absorbing substances such as nitrogen oxides (NOx). The main factor of the procedure is the use of AdBlue®. This dilution is sprayed into the exhausts before it reaches the catalyst. The high heat generated at this point converts AdBlue® into ammonia. Then, as ammonia and opposite nitrogen oxides penetrate the catalyst, they react with each other and form two elements that are not harmful to the atmosphere; turns into nitrogen and water vapour. In short, it helps to reduce the harmful chemicals that vehicles emit to the environment.
What is AdBlue?
AdBlue® is a special non-toxic synthetic urea solution used to chemically reduce the NOx-emission of diesel fueled heavy-duty vehicles.
What is the AdBlue Consumption of the Vehicle?
Adblue consumption amounts of each vehicle are different. However, in large commercial vehicles, this rate is 6% of the fuel it burns. eg. When the vehicle consumes 100 liters of diesel, it consumes around 5-6 liters of adblue.
What Happens If AdBlue Runs Out?
If the AdBlue® tank becomes empty, this will cause the permissible emission levels to be exceeded and the catalyst will soon be damaged. The vehicle reduces the traction by limiting the engine power and does not return to normal until Adblue supplement is applied.
Is AdBlue Corrosive?
The product is partially alkaline with a pH of about 9.0 and therefore should not come into direct contact with aluminium, brass, mild steel. Stainless Steel and Plastic tanks are recommended in accordance with AUS32. It is partially alkaline with a pH of approx. 9.0 and may cause irritation on prolonged skin contact. Skin and eye contact should be avoided. In case of contact with skin, wash with plenty of soap and water. In case of contact with eyes, the eyes should be washed with plenty of water. Cleaning methods are to collect mechanically and collect in suitable containers for disposal. Dispose in accordance with local and national regulations. Crystallization or washing with water is the best way to dispose of spills. When rinsing with water, ensure that the solution is well sealed to avoid any contamination. If AdBlue® is spilled on automotive paint, clean the surface with water and allow the paint to clean. If AdBlue® dries on the paint and crystallizes, surface corrosion may occur.