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All diesel engines emit particulate matter (PM)—a mixture of solid carbon, hydrocarbons (partially burned fuel and lube oil), and sulfur oxides with small amounts of ash. These emissions are byproducts of processes such as incomplete combustion of fuel, high-pressure mixture component reactions, and engine oil/oil additive combustion that, while not ideal, occur during any diesel engine’s operation .

Combustion of non-hydrocarbon components of diesel fuel, such as sulfur compounds or various fuel additives, also produces PM, and unfortunately, these emissions cannot be eradicated, only managed. Click here to learn more.