Navigation Links
University of Houston wins $1 million EPA grant to test diesel technology on buses
Date:3/18/2011

Diesel fuel tends to conjure up images of smoke-belching vehicles sputtering down the road, but a University of Houston research team is trying to improve the fuel's soiled reputation in the transportation world.

As part of that effort, the UH Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center has received a $1 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to test a new technology designed to reduce the amount of ozone pollutants emitted by diesel-powered vehicles and equipment.

The grant money is being used to retrofit 10 school buses operated by the Houston Independent School District and then evaluate the equipment's performance over the next two years in the laboratory as well as on the road.

"Houston is an ozone non-attainment area due, in large part, to the significant amount of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sooty particles released into the air by diesel-powered vehicles and equipment," said Rachel Muncrief, the grant's lead investigator and a UH research assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. "Retrofits have the potential to significantly reduce the total annual NOx emissions, and they also provide a cheaper alternative to completely replacing dirty diesel engines."

The EPA grant expands on the research and testing the diesel center has been doing since its inception in 2003.

Located in the UH Energy Research Park just south of the university's campus, the diesel center focuses on testing and conducting applied research on technologies designed to decrease emissions and improve fuel economy on heavy-duty diesel trucks and engines. Researchers test and evaluate how well a new technology performs in actual use and in the laboratory.

"We are focused on clean diesel research and technology development," said Mike Harold, M.D. Anderson professor of chemical engineering and the diesel center's principal investigator. "The public has misconstrued diesel as being dirty that it's an old technol
'/>"/>

Contact: Laura Tolley
ljtolley@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Peter Mumby to receive prestigious 2011 Rosenstiel Award from the University of Miami
2. The University of Montreal Biodiversity Centre opens
3. Syracuse University research team shapes cell behavior research
4. University of Illinois partners in $9.6 million grant to bolster food security in India
5. University of Missouri researcher study provides insight into how corn makes hormones
6. Queens University scientists behind safer drinking water in US
7. University of Maryland School of Medicine study identifies genes associated with binge drinking
8. Aetna Foundation funding Boston University obesity research
9. University of Miami scientists track great hammerhead shark migration
10. University of Miami scientists find new way to estimate global rainfall and track ocean pollution
11. Louisiana Tech University professor named a 2011 Environmental Health Sciences Fellow
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... LAWRENCE A study recently published in the journal ... Kansas shows a new role for the protein adenomatous ... second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. , ... of Molecular Biosciences and co-leader of the Cancer Biology ... better part of her career trying to understand the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... North Carolina State University have developed a novel and ... has applications for creating new materials as well as ... new technique allows us to model much larger and ... more quickly," says Nan Li, lead author of a ... NC State,s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. "This ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... LAKE CITY Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at ... forms of the gene that encodes BCR-ABL, the unregulated ... According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 6,000 new ... Drugs already in use, called tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), ... They do not cure CML but control it in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer 2Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer 3Researchers develop models to study polyelectrolytes, including DNA and RNA 2Blueprint for next generation of chronic myeloid leukemia treatment 2
... Western forests may help the United States reduce its ... often used by forest managers to reduce underbrush and ... than wildfires of the same size. "It appears ... a climate change strategy," says Christine Wiedinmyer, a scientist ...
... ,, EASTON, Pa. , March 17 ... it quick and easy to design your own PCB shield. Visit the ... www.orbel.com and select from a wide variety of ... Board Shield Wizard. The easy-to-use application lets you ...
... action by governments in Central and West Africa and ... trade, according to a new analysis of elephant trade ... data held in the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS), ... failure of law enforcement in key elephant range States ...
Cached Biology News:Prescribed burns may help reduce US carbon footprint 2Prescribed burns may help reduce US carbon footprint 3Orbel Introduces the Board Shielding Wizard 2New analysis points to ivory enforcement failures in parts of Africa, Asia 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... Pursuit Solutions ( http://www.pursuit-solutions.com ), a ... for Life Sciences sales and marketing organizations, announced ... Commercial Sales Models” by Peter Robinson, co-founder and ... examines some innovative models used to improve sales ... the pharmaceutical market. Robinson grades the industry on ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 Clintrax ... services located in Raleigh, NC ... Evans as Vice President of Administration. ... will oversee all corporate processes, including their alignment ... Clintrax Global, Brad worked as an HR executive, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... High performance computing (HPC) will be ... climate and Earth system model to address the ... Eight national laboratories, including Lawrence Livermore , ... Atmospheric Research, four academic institutions and one private-sector ... laboratories include Argonne, Brookhaven, Lawrence Berkeley, Los Alamos, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Calif. , Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... the transformative collaboration between the school,s bioengineering department ... part of the Intel® Software Academic Program, UCSD,s ... sciences and the human body.  ... The study exhibits the work of Dr. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Pursuit's Peter Robinson Publishes "Grading Pharma's Use of New Commercial Sales Models" 2Clintrax Global, Inc. Announces Addition to Executive Team 2New Project Is the ACME of Addressing Climate Change 2New Project Is the ACME of Addressing Climate Change 3Intel and University of San Diego Bioengineering Department Release Case Study on Health Sciences Research 2
... the cables as we move deeper into our highly mobile, ... we are nowhere without energy to power the laptops, mobile ... turned the average business traveler into a Socket Scout, finding ... coffee houses. Indeed, Im usually the last person to board ...
... (Commerce) has qualified five small businesses for investor tax ... Tax Credit Programs. , ,"By encouraging investors through tax ... to turn these great ideas into viable, job-creating businesses," ... and Venture Fund Tax Credit Programs offer Wisconsin income ...
... international corporation used to take a lifetime of hard work. ... spirit, and in less than 30 days. , ,The idea ... that 80 percent of businesses fail within the first five ... be discouraged by such an estimate. , ,However, the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Power for the people 2Five technology companies qualify for investor tax credits 230 days to success: Three simple steps to create your own international startup 230 days to success: Three simple steps to create your own international startup 330 days to success: Three simple steps to create your own international startup 430 days to success: Three simple steps to create your own international startup 5
... Convenient, easy-to-use kits for arraying proteins ... using common lab equipment. DiscoverLight Protein ... of your protein, cell lysate or ... The kits include specially designed nitrocellulose ...
... Hybridization Cassettes facilitate the hybridization of ... industry standard 25mm x 75mm glass slides. ... it to correct for poor flatness, as ... and its low volume chamber (67uL analytical ...
MAb to Myoglobin Cardiac...
... valuable tool for removing SDS detergent from ... in biological samples imparts a negative charge ... enzymatic activity during digestion, and suppresses ion ... mass spectrometry analyses. We recommend that ...
Biology Products: