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Diesel bus emissions measured in a tunnel study

Jamriska, Milan, Morawska, Lidia, Thomas, Stephen, & He, Congrong (2004) Diesel bus emissions measured in a tunnel study. Environmental Science and Technology, 38(24), pp. 6701-6709.

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Abstract

The emission factors of a bus fleet consisting of approximately 300 diesel-powered buses were measured in a tunnel study under well-controlled conditions during a 2-d monitoring campaign in Brisbane. Particle number and mass concentration levels of submicrometer particles and PM2.5 were monitored by SMPS and DustTrak instruments at the tunnel’s entrance and exit, respectively. Correlation between DustTrak and TEOM response to diesel emissions was assessed, and the DustTrak results were recalculated into TEOM equivalent data. The mean value of the number and mass emission factors was (3.11(2.41) 1014 particles km-1 for submicrometer particles and 583(451 mg km-1 for PM2.5 (DustTrak), respectively. TEOM PM2.5 equivalent emission factor was 267 ( 207 mg km-1. The results are in good agreement with the emission factors determined from steady-state dynamometer testing of 12 buses from the same Brisbane City bus fleet. The results indicate that when carefully designed, both approaches, the dynamometer and on-road studies, can provide comparable results, applicable for the assessment of the effect of traffic emissions on airborne particle pollution. A brief overview of emission factors determined from other on-road and dynamometer studies reported in the literature as well as with the regulatory values used for the vehicle emission inventory assessment is presented and compared with the results obtained in this study.

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ID Code: 5787
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: This article is freely available from the American Chemical Society website 12 months after the publication date. See links to publisher website in this record.
DOI: 10.1021/es030662z
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100) > Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified (040199)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Physics
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 American Chemical Society
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the ACS web page 12 months after publication. See hypertext link.
Deposited On: 12 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:06

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