Diesel emission reduction strategies for school buses: Idle and mobile emissions test results

A. Toback, J. Hearne, J. Akers, Robert Hesketh, A. J. Marchese

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Abstract

The efforts to meet the National Ambient Air quality standards (NAAQS) by investigating emission reduction strategies for school buses was discussed. Based on the idle emissions measurements it was observed that the current NJ school bus fleet produces approximately 9.3 million kg CO2, 90,000 kg CO, 150,000 kg NOx and 2145 kg PM per school year. It was observed from mobile fuel testing results that as ambient temperature increases, CO emission decrease due to a more complete conversion of CO to CO2. It was also found that particulate matter (PM) measurements did not show any relationship between temperature, humidity or fuel consumption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2004 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Pages419-426
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Aug 30 2004
Event2004 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Apr 25 2004Apr 29 2004

Publication series

Name2004 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2004 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period4/25/044/29/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Energy(all)

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    Toback, A., Hearne, J., Akers, J., Hesketh, R., & Marchese, A. J. (2004). Diesel emission reduction strategies for school buses: Idle and mobile emissions test results. In 2004 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings (pp. 419-426). (2004 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings).