Institute Evaluates Clean Diesel Technologies for New York State

On July 31, the Southern Research Institute announced that it has completed the first round of installations and testing of clean diesel technologies for the Clean Diesel Technology/Off-Road Field-Testing Program at the New York City Department of Sanitation in Maspeth, Queens, N.Y.

Under a three-year contract with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Southern Research has developed and assembled a testing protocol and also is managing the testing efforts for the project with the goal being to reduce air pollution in New York State. This universal testing protocol can be adopted and utilized by other state and federal agencies for in-use emission testing.

The project is sponsored by NYSERDA in collaboration with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and supplemented by a grant from EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign. The purpose of the program is to evaluate and improve diesel emissions from off-road equipment, generate emission factors with and without control technologies and assess the performance of the control technologies tested using a standard in-use testing protocol developed under the program.

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This article originally appeared in the 08/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

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