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Title: Combatting urban air pollution through Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) analysis, testing, and demonstration

Deteriorating urban air quality ranks as a top concern worldwide, since air pollution adversely affects both public health and the environment. The outlook for improving air quality in the world`s megacities need not be bleak, however, The use of natural gas as a transportation fuel can measurably reduce urban pollution levels, mitigating chronic threats to health and the environment. Besides being clean burning, natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are economical to operate and maintain. The current cost of natural gas is lower than that of gasoline. Natural gas also reduces the vehicle`s engine wear and noise level, extends engine life, and decreases engine maintenance. Today, about 700,000 NGVs operate worldwide, the majority of them converted from gasoline or diesel fuel. This article discusses the economic, regulatory and technological issues of concern to the NGV industry.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
50924
Report Number(s):
ANL/ES/CP-85156; CONF-9411214-Summ.
ON: DE95008300; TRN: 95:003904
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: CNG conference, Cairo (Egypt), 20-21 Nov 1994; Other Information: PBD: [1995]
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; AUTOMOTIVE FUELS; VEHICLES; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; URBAN AREAS; AIR QUALITY; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS