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AdBlue Contamination Problem- Experts warn of rising levels of AdBlue contamination

AdBlue Contamination Problem

AdBlue Contamination Problem

AdBlue Contamination Problem

At present the AdBlue solution is produced in the UK and Europe, although there are plans to create other production plants in the UK such as the one owned by “Greenox

I must admit that AdBlue was unheard of. Hence in my small world? As a result it is now common place amongst million of truck, car and van users. Noted by the familiar AdBlue cap. Usually placed next to the diesel fuel filler.

AdBlue cam about when from January 1st 2005. Subsequently, vehicles produced in Europe will have needed to meet even tighter emissions standards, namely Euro 4.

By Adding this additive fuel savings of up to 6% have been boasted. As a result, by some of the leading vehicle manufacturers.

AdBlue Contamination Problem

Many of the vehicle manufacturers. So, are opting for SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) as the preferred technology. As a result  (SCR) is an advanced active emissions control technology system. This injects AdBlue through a special catalyst. Of course then into the exhaust stream of a diesel engine. The reductant source is usually automotive-grade urea, otherwise known as AdBlue. The AdBlue then sets off a chemical reaction. Hence, that converts nitrogen oxides into nitrogen, water and tiny amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). All of course are the natural components of the air that we breathe. This clean mixture of gases is then expelled through the exhaust pipe.

As AdBlue is highly susceptible to contamination unless handled correctly. which has led to some dispute surrounding the creation of new ISO standards. Who should be involved with interaction as to how they should be implemented.


Feather Diesel Services has reported an increase in the number of fuel injector faults where AdBlue has been present in the fuel system. The cross-contamination is often a result of misfuelling the vehicle and even immediate

Source: Experts warn of rising levels of AdBlue contamination – Garagewire