However, despite AdBlue being the preferred choice for most manufacturers to meet with the latest European legislation (Euro 4/5) on diesel engine emissions, there are still many features of its role that are misunderstood.
Adblue has been designed specifically for the application of reducing emissions in a safe and easy to store way. A colourless liquid made up of 67.5% demineralised water and 32.5% urea, AdBlue’s role in the SCR process is as a reduction agent that reacts with, and neutralises, nitrogen oxides (NOx).
Housed in a separate tank AdBlue doesn’t actually come in to contact with the diesel, making it a clean, harmless and environmentally friendly solution.
In fact, of all the liquids used in a truck, AdBlue is the least hazardous.
To make purchasing of AdBlue simple and straightforward, GreenChem has developed a constantly updated website that indicates to the location of all its dealers in the UK and in Europe – www.adblue4you.com. There’s also a free phone number which can be called – 00800 2007 7002. GreenChem currently has a network of 250 outlets, including all DAF dealers.
A little AdBlue goes a long way
The actual amount of AdBlue you use can vary considerably depending on the nature of the work – with a harder working vehicle producing more NOx during combustion. However, a small tank will give you a long range, for instance, a typical 18 tonner driving from Land’s End to John O’Groats will use only 8.6 litres at cost of just £3.35.
The benefits of AdBlue:
- Environmentally friendly
- Clean and harmless
- Easily obtained
- Long lasting
- Improves fuel efficiency