The new Thomas-built bus is rated for 10 miles per gallon and is equipped with the latest industrial standards for emission controls, resulting in a 90-percent reduction in nitrous oxide, a 97-percent reduction in particulate matter
, a 98-percent reduction in hydrocarbons and a 94-percent reduction in carbon monoxide.
Its function is to remove the particulate matter
contained in diesel engine exhaust gas.
The German asthma foundation DAAB has for some time been pointing out that the harmful effects of particulate matter
are greatly reduced if carpeting is chosen as indoor floor covering instead of hard floor covering.
Mazda will leverage its new analytical method to find ways of accelerating particulate matter
combustion in order to significantly reduce exhaust processing times.
By reducing particulate matter
emissions by 21,000 lbs/year (for a typical metals manufacturing plant) down to a mean particle size of 0.
Researchers and air quality regulators have long known that freeways are among the most toxic sources of pollution in the Southland -- and that particulate matter
pollution can damage the lungs, brain and heart.
The Norwegian study found similar positive results: airborne particulate matter
declined 70 percent in bars and restaurants, and nicotine levels in the urine of non-smoking workers decreased nearly 90 percent.
In most winter-air samples, a cubic meter contained 60 to 80 micrograms each of particulate matter
, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur dioxide and about 150 nanograms of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, exceeding common regulatory limits.
McGinty has awarded $30,000 to West Chester Area School District to purchase and install diesel filters on six school buses to help protect students' health by reducing harmful emissions from particulate matter
, hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide.
Diesel Exhaust Diesel exhaust contains very fine particulate matter
and toxic gases.
The Central Environment Council was referring to emissions of particulate matter
, a suspected carcinogen, and nitrogen oxide, which is said to cause respiratory organ ailments.
Environmental Protection Agency online tool offering real-time data on particulate matter
from haze, smoke and airborne dust will soon become more accessible to middle and high school science teachers.