Diesel Emissions Articles

  • AQMesh used to measure local air quality at Surrey school

    Cleves School in Weybridge, Surrey (UK) has used AQMesh to measure pollution at the primary school’s entrance. The project, led by Dr. Edward Salter over the school’s summer term, aimed to understand exposure of the children (aged 7-11) to dangerous pollutant gases, with particular interest in the levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3). Initial findings showed that levels of ...


    By AQMesh

  • London’s reliance on diesel triggers re-emergence of an old enemy: smog

    It’s Christmastime on Oxford Street. Brilliant displays of white lights rain from above. Decked-out shoppers dash from one gaudy sale to the next. And Johnny Conquest breathes in poison. “The air is horrible. The taxis stop right here, and when they take off, boom, you can taste it,” says the 67-year-old as the heavenly smell of the caramel peanuts he hawks from a humble street ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars and vans in 2014

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) supports the European Commission (EC) and European Union (EU) Member States in the monitoring of the carbon dioxide (CO2) performance of passenger cars, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 443/2009, and of light commercial vehicles, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 510/2011. The regulation for passenger cars sets a CO2 emission (1) target of 130 g ...

  • Air emissions associated with decommissioning California's offshore oil and gas platforms

    The 27 oil and gas platforms offshore southern California are nearing the end of their productive lives and will be decommissioned in the near future. Many are in deep water and are correspondingly large, with the largest, Harmony, in 1200 feet of water weighing approximately 43,000 tons. Nearly 30% of California's platforms are in water depths that exceed those of any previous decommissioning ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Case study - Patrick Air Force Base

    Location: Cocoa Beach, FL System Applied: JBT 303 Substrate / Area: Concrete, Secondary Containment / 28,000 sq.ft. Date Completed: October 2006 Quality Control: Primeaux Associates, Inc. Project Description The main diesel and aviation fuel storage secondary containment area was not performing as had been ...

  • Air quality in Europe - 2014 report

    Despite considerable improvements in the past decades, Europe is still far from achieving levels of air quality that do not pose unacceptable risks to humans and the environment. Air pollution is the top environmental risk factor of premature death in Europe; it increases the incidence of a wide range of diseases and has several environmental impacts, damaging vegetation and ecosystems. This ...

  • Monitoring CO2 emissions from passenger cars and vans in 2013

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) supports the European Commission in the monitoring of the CO2 performance of passenger cars, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 443/2009, and of light commercial vehicles in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 510/2011. The regulation for passenger cars sets a CO2 'specific emission' (1) target of 130 g CO2/km by 2015 whilst the regulation for light commercial ...

  • Air quality issues drive vehicle alternatives

    Vehicle exhaust systems remain a major source of air pollution in cities, despite the progress being made to reduce emissions from new models. Energy World takes a look at efficiency improvements, and the alternative fuel alternatives to petrol and diesel. In early April, the south of Britain woke to a hazy blanket of smog. A few weeks earlier, Paris had choked and spluttered through its own ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Emissions Reduction with Diesel Blending

    Diesel technologies are develops by huge rates. Modification of cars with diesel engines make a half of the new cars sold in Europe. The black smoke, noisy engine operation and unpleasant smell remained far in the past. Today diesel engines present not only profitability, but also high capacity and worthy dynamic characteristics. Quality of fuel also is changed. The modern diesel blending has ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Experimental investigations on diesel engine fuelled with methyl esters of cotton seed oil

    In this investigation, cotton seed methyl ester (CSME) was prepared by transesterification using potassium hydroxide (KOH) as catalyst. The engine performance was analysed with different blends of biodiesel and was compared with neat diesel. It was concluded that the lower blends of biodiesel are closer to diesel as far as thermal efficiency is concerned. In the lower blends, the brakes specific ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Secondary organic aerosol formation from naphthalene roadway emissions in the South Coast Air Basin of California

    Naphthalene is the simplest and most abundant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) in California fuels, with concentrations of up to 2,600 mg L –1 in gasoline and 1,600 mg L –1 in diesel fuel. In this work, naphthalene emission factors for gasoline and diesel vehicles are combined with an activity-based automobile inventory to characterise anthropogenic naphthalene emissions in the South ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Emissions reduction with Diesel blending

    Diesel technologies are develops by huge rates. Modification of cars with diesel engines make a half of the new cars sold in Europe. The black smoke, noisy engine operation and unpleasant smell remained far in the past. Today diesel engines present not only profitability, but also high capacity and worthy dynamic characteristics. Quality of fuel also is changed. The modern diesel blending has ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Staten Island Ferry, Alice Austen, SCR demonstration project case study

    In December of 2003, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) undertook a project to retrofit the Staten Island Ferry vessel, Alice Austen, with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) exhaust aftertreatment.  Alice Austen was selected for the first SCR demonstration project as it is one of ...

  • Diesel emission reductions through electrification of new England produce center TRUs case study

    MJB&A acted as project manager to a New England Produce Center (NEPC) Transportation Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Electrification Project led by the Chelsea Collaborative, a community-based organization. NEPC, located in Chelsea, MA, is the second largest produce market in the U.S., and is the hub for virtually all produce deliveries in and out of New England. Through grant funding provided by ...

  • Egypt Cairo Oil Refinery ESIA

    Huckbody Environmental was commissioned by Worley Parsons and the Egyptian Refinery Company (ERC) to Project Manage the expansive ESIA for the proposed new $3 billion oil refinery in the Mostorod District of Cairo in Egypt. ERC will purchase from EGPC straight run atmospheric residue (feedstock) containing valuable light products. CORC does not have the facility to extract these products and ...


    By Huckbody Environmental

  • Monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars in the EU: summary of data for 2012

    For the third successive year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has collected EU Member States' data on passenger car registrations, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 443/2009. All Member States reported information on Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the mass of cars, together with other vehicle characteristics. This data was used to evaluate the performance in 2012 of the new vehicle ...

  • 2013: a ‘perfect storm’ in air quality

    As many countries fail to meet air quality targets and large numbers of premature deaths still result from air pollution, Jim Mills, a particulate monitoring specialist and Managing Director of Air Monitors, explains why 2013 will be a pivotal year. In November 2011 Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, expressed his determination to make 2013 the ‘Year of ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Prediction of energy consumption of passenger transportation and GHG emissions in Jordan

    In this paper, the structure of the Jordanian transport sector is analysed with focus on passenger cars, which represent 65% of total vehicles and responsible for almost all of the national gasoline fuel demand. In order to achieve the objectives of this study, an empirical model is developed based on multivariate linear regression analysis to identify key drivers that influence gasoline ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • WHO report on diesel fumes puts sharp focus on need for effective monitoring

    The World Health Organisation this month reclassified the dangers of diesel exhaust fumes, upgrading the risk from probably carcinogenic to a definite cause of cancer. The WHO report is based on the findings of research on workers in high risk areas, and puts a sharp focus on the need for effective monitoring in industries such as mining, rail, transportation, construction, power generation and ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Air–quality impact of PM10 emission in urban centres

    This paper calculates a detailed inventory of PM10 emissions in the urban area of Mendoza, Argentina, and evaluates the impact of such emissions by using the CALPUFF dispersion program. It includes direct and indirect emissions from mobile sources; emissions from industrial sources and fugitive emissions from unpaved road and dust production from bare land. The main results show the relevance of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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