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  • Californians dying prematurely from particles in vehicle exhaust

    Every year, up to 24,000 Californians die prematurely because they breathe fine particle pollution over a long period of time, according to research presented this week to the California Air Resources Board. A majority of these deaths occur in highly populated areas around the state, including the South Coast, the San Joaquin Valley and the San Francisco Bay air basins.  All combustion ...

  • EC`s research centre opens new CO2 emissions testing laboratory

    European Commissioner for Science and Research, Janez Potočnik, has opened a new facility for testing fuel consumption and emissions of trucks and buses. The new installation, 'VELA 7' at the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra (Northern Italy), realistically simulates wind drag, tyre/road friction and full drive cycles for real-life articulated lorries of up to 40 tonnes or ...

  • Concentrated competence

    The advanced test center extends the scope at the HORIBA site in Oberursel, Germany. Technology and know-how all from one supplier at the Oberursel site Oberursel as the headquarters of HORIBA Europe GmbH is also the location of a Test Center equipped for a wide range of highly complex analyses as well as a modern training center. For over ten years now, HORIBA has ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Neste Oil`s renewable diesel to be put to the test again on the Nürburgring circuit

    Neste Oil Corporation Press Release16 May 2012 at 3.15 p.m. (EET) Neste Oil's renewable diesel to be put to the test again on the Nürburgring circuit The performance of Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable diesel is to be put to the test again under grueling competition conditions at the ...


    By Neste

  • California Air Board Requires Steep Emissions Cuts By 2018

    DIAMOND BAR, California, October 2, 2007 (ENS) - The California Air Resources Board has approved a multi-faceted plan to improve air quality throughout the state. It will require replacement or cleanup of the dirtiest trucks on the road, and a program for out-of-state trucks doing business in California. It also requires cleanup of large off-road equipment, ships and locomotives. ...

  • Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution

    The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked. Joshua Apte has alarming findings for anyone who spends time on or near the roads in this city of 25 million. The numbers are ...


    By Associated Press

  • On the right track

    Automotive engineering expert, Applus IDIADA has expanded its measurement capabilities with a full pass-by system from Brüel & Kjær, for testing both ground operation and in-vehicle (one-man) operation. Applus IDIADA carries out many different tests from its Proving Ground in Spain. Some experiments are conducted from the ground station only, while others are controlled by the ...

  • SIMAIR: a new internet tool to evaluate local air quality

    A new computer-based tool has been developed in Sweden to help local authorities evaluate air pollution at street level. It allows the results to be compared easily with EU air quality standards. SIMAIR is a user-friendly, internet-based tool, designed for the road network throughout Sweden. It can assess concentration levels for four pollutants: fine particles (PM10), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ...

  • ESTECH marks 20th year with new acoustic testing site

    Situated less than 40 km from the centre of Tokyo, the two storey building has a hemi-anechoic chamber, an excitation test room and an associated test preparation room. The excitation test room, which can be flexibly partitioned, contains two structural beds isolated from external vibration. And two cranes capable of lifting up to 2.8 tonnes, for moving heavy structures such as engines, tractor ...

  • ASTM D4485 - 11c Standard Specification for Performance of Active API Service Category Engine Oils

    This specification covers engine oils for light-duty and heavy-duty internal combustion engines used under a variety of operating conditions in automobiles, trucks, vans, buses, and off-highway farm, industrial, and construction equipment. Automotive engine oils are classified in three general arrangements: S, C, and Energy Conserving. These arrangements are further divided into ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D4485 - 11b standard specification for performance of active API Service category engine oils

    This specification covers engine oils for light-duty and heavy-duty internal combustion engines used under a variety of operating conditions in automobiles, trucks, vans, buses, and off-highway farm, industrial, and construction equipment. Automotive engine oils are classified in three general arrangements: S, C, and Energy Conserving. These arrangements are further divided into ...


    By ASTM International

  • MBTA to spend millions to reduce commuter train emissions in clean air act settlement (MA, RI)

    In response to a federal enforcement action for excessive train engine idling, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR) will spend more than $2 million to reduce diesel locomotive emissions throughout the MBTA’s commuter rail system, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. Under ...

  • Hyundai refines ride quality with a desktop simulator

    Supplied by Brüel & Kjær, the Desktop NVH Simulator accurately reproduces the noise and vibration of a vehicle in a realistic interactive driving environment. Virtual, in-car testing allows automotive designers to experience first-hand the noise and vibration environment within vehicles, before they’ve been fully built. Hyundai’s new models ...

  • The Forum for waste management and environmental technologies WasteTech-2013

    The Forum for waste management and environmental technologies WasteTech-2013: clean environment of tomorrow is a matter of today Russia is a rich country with its huge territory, deep rivers, forests, mineral resources containing the whole periodic table. Of course, it is true. However the large territory and the abundance of raw materials are often the major cause of our poverty, bad management ...


    By ECWATECH Ltd.

  • Experts name leading lights in UK’s Clean Tech Revolution

    Scottish technology developer Artemis Intelligent Power, based in Edinburgh has been named overall winner of this year’s Carbon Trust Innovation Awards by an independent panel of renowned clean technology-experts. The judges rigorously assessed each application against a range of strict criteria including genuine innovation, carbon saving potential, novel application and commercial potential. ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • How the EU Sulphur Directive for Marine Fuels offers an opportunity for innovation in fuel saving technologies

    With most ship owners switching to Marine Gas Oil inside designated Emission Control Areas as of January 1st 2015, the cost of fuel could rise by up to 50%, so all measures to reduce fuel consumption are vital. Research and field testing has shown that the latest developments in engine lubrication and unique marine energy management systems can add more than a 15% improvement in fuel efficiency, ...


  • Keeping you up to speed

    Assessing vehicle noise is a faster and easier process with the launch of Brüel & Kjær’s latest data analysis software platform: PULSE 16.1. This update for Brüel & Kjær’s PULSE analyser system has many new features, including ...

  • Nanomaterials: Commission proposes case by case approach to assessment

    Why a second regulatory review for Nanomaterials? Both the potential of nanomaterials to create major new technological breakthroughs1 as well as concerns about their safety have attracted considerable attention. The regulatory review is a systematic analysis of all relevant EU legislation to determine whether current legislation is appropriate to ensure the safe use of nanomaterials, ...

  • Recent Federal Developments

    EPA's Inspector Claims EPA Needs To Clarify Testing Authority For Endocrine Disruptors: On January 17, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General (IG) stated that EPA needs to clarify the regulatory authority it will use to implement its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) and the number of chemicals that may be evaluated under the Program. On December 13, ...


    By Acta Group

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