diesel air quality News

  • Air quality impact of diesel ‘severely underestimated’

    Hydrocarbons are precursors to hazardous air pollutants including ozone and particulate matter. Hydrocarbons from diesel make up over 50% of all hydrocarbons in the air in London, a new study has found. The authors also estimate that they contribute up to half of total ozone production potential in London, and say future air quality control strategies must focus more on these pollutants. Around ...

  • Diesel Exhaust, Particulate Matter and Indoor Air Quality Concerns in Puerto Rico

    Diesel engines provide power for a wide variety of vehicles, heavy equipment and other machinery used in many industries across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The exhaust from these diesel engines contains a mixture of gases and very small particles that can create a health hazard if not properly controlled for not only workers using the equipment, but also for people in nearby homes and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Diesel Exhaust, Particulate Matter and Air Quality Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses diesel exhaust, particulate matter, air quality and exposure concerns. According to an OSHA & MSHA Hazard Alert, diesel particulate matter (DPM) is a component of diesel exhaust (DE) that includes soot particles made up primarily ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Clearing the Northwest’s air with clean diesel technology

    Clean diesel technology is coming to the Northwest thanks to nearly $3.9 million in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants for advanced diesel and heat recovery technology. Dennis McLerran, Regional Administrator for EPA Region 10, highlighted the grants at an event in Portland, Oregon showcasing the Northwest states’ grant recipients. The grants are funded under the Diesel Emissions ...

  • EPA Administrator Promotes Clean-Diesel Grants and Improved Air Quality at Port of Houston

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy visited the Port of Houston today to highlight grants aimed at improving air quality. The port will receive about $900,000 in funding as part of EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant program for clean diesel projects at U.S. ports. “We celebrate that the Port of Houston is growing and thriving, while ...

  • Diesel Emissions, Health and the Law

    When diesel is used as an engine fuel, it is inevitable that you will produce Products of Incomplete Combustion (PICs). Hence, we never just produce carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) alone, but rather a myriad of hydrocarbons including aromatics (e.g. benzene, toluene) aldehydes and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in a semi-volatile phase or bound with carbonaceous particulate, and ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • ASU joins air quality project

    Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute is working with American Indian tribal governments, the state of Arizona and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to research and assess air quality in central Arizona. The Joint Air Toxics Assessment Project (JATAP) is a multi-jurisdictional effort to assess the distribution, sources and potential health risks associated with air ...


    By Arizona State University

  • Johnson Matthey`s new CRT®(+) Diesel Particulate Filter for Stationary Diesel Engines verified by California Air Resources Board

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB), Sacramento, Calif., has verified Johnson Matthey’s new CRT®(+) diesel particulate filter (DPF) as a Level 3 Plus system capable of reducing particulate matter (PM) by 85% or greater and not increasing nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions beyond the 2009 limit of 20% of baseline NO2 emissions.As the global pioneer and leader in controlling emissions from ...

  • EPA Announces Funding Availability to Clean Up Diesel Engines Nationwide / Funding for diesel clean-up targeting cost-effective projects and poor air quality areas

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the availability of $9 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects to reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines. The funding comes from EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) and will target the most cost-effective projects and fleets operating in areas ...

  • Final rule reduces air toxics from existing stationary diesel engines

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is setting the first standards that will reduce emissions of formaldehyde, benzene, acrolein and other toxic air pollutants from certain stationary diesel engines. These pollutants are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health problems and environmental damage. “Improving air quality is one the agency’s top priorities,” said Gina ...

  • Northeast diesel collaborative honors groups for reducing air pollution

    The Northeast Diesel Collaborative – a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state agencies, and private and nonprofit groups – today recognized four organizations for their outstanding leadership and efforts in reducing diesel emissions. The collaborative honored several agencies and organizations from Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont as part of ...

  • Maine Companies Honored by Northeast Diesel Collaborative for Efforts to Reduce Air Pollution

    Two Portland Maine businesses recently were praised by an EPA partnership for their efforts to reduce air pollution from diesel emissions. The Northeast Diesel Collaborative – a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state agencies, and private and nonprofit groups – recognized Oakhurst Dairy and Maine Standard Biofuels, both of Portland, for their outstanding ...

  • Northeast diesel collaborative honors mass. and Vermont groups for reducing air pollution

    The Northeast Diesel Collaborative – a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state agencies, and private and nonprofit groups – today recognized four organizations for their outstanding leadership and efforts in reducing diesel emissions. The collaborative honored several agencies and organizations from Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont as part of ...

  • EU states approve new air quality directive

    EU citizens will soon be better protected from the negative health effects of fine dust particles,  thanks to a new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe. The legal text was adopted at the Council meeting on on Monday in Luxembourg, following an agreement with the European Parliament under the conciliation procedure. It foresees a limit of 25 µg/m3 for the ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Media attention needed for air quality monitoring

    Air quality is rarely given the media attention that it deserves, but the importance of this issue is finally beginning to gain traction. Even though air pollution is responsible for more premature deaths than obesity, alcohol and road accidents, these other problems are generally given a much higher profile. However, recent months have seen raised media and political interest in air quality and ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • New technology to reduce diesel emissions

    Officials from the Government of Canada, EnCana Corporation and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) announced today they are committing $5.5 million in financing to the NxtGen Emission Controls project which demonstrates an innovative diesel emission reduction system. NxtGen’s ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cycle rally highlights London’s poor air quality

    Vivienne Westwood and Duffy joined a crowd of cyclists on the ‘Cleaner Air Bike Ride’ that took place during the Urban Outdoor Festival in Camden on Saturday 5th July. The event was designed to raise awareness of several environmental issues including climate change, air quality and the benefits of cycling rather than petrol/diesel transport. Singer-songwriter Duffy mingled with the ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Council agreements on air quality directive, hazardous waste

    Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas welcomed the political agreement by the Environment Council on the comprehensive new EU directive on air quality as well as its conclusions on hazardous waste movements. The air quality directive will for the first time regulate airborne levels of harmful fine dust particles, while also giving Member States some flexibility if they face difficulties in ...


  • Modelling partly to blame for air quality failures

    On 2nd November 2016 the High Court ruled in a case brought by ClientEarth, that the UK Government’s plans to tackle air pollution are illegal. The judgement said: “the Secretary of State (for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) must aim to achieve compliance (with the Air Quality Directive) by the soonest date possible, that she must choose a route to that objective which ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • ITV uses Air Monitors to highlight air quality crisis

    Following the Supreme Court’s recent judgement on the UK’s air quality, the new Government has been ordered to take urgent action to reduce urban pollution that is causing thousands of premature deaths in Britain. ITV’s ‘Tonight’ programme on 19th May 2015, entitled ‘The Air That We Breathe’ highlighted the problem with portable aethalometers from Air ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

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