Diesel Emission Reduction in Construction Equipment

The State of Rhode Island legislature has required the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) to commission a study to determine the level of emissions and best available practices to reduce diesel emission of construction equipment utilized on Public Works Projects. The primary focus of the diesel emission reduction pilot project commissioned by RIDOT and administered by the University of Rhode Island (URI) is to gain insight into the most cost effective approach to reducing diesel particulate matter in the legacy fleet of construction equipment in the State of Rhode Island. This report includes: (1) The methods, procedures, and experiences throughout the pilot project. (2) Recommended best practices for the most efficient, cost effective approach to Diesel Emission Reduction in Rhode Island’s off road construction fleet while taking into consideration the difficulties faced by the construction industry throughout this process. (3) A road map to detail the technical process to reduce diesel PM in the legacy fleet of construction equipment. (4) Information outlining what other states in the region have done. (5) The overall impact of the legislative act on the State of Rhode Island.

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    University of Rhode Island, Kingston

    College of the Environment and Life Sciences
    Kingston, RI  United States  02881

    University of Rhode Island, Kingston

    Transportation Center, Carlotti Administration Building
    75 Lower College Road
    Kingston, RI  United States  02881

    Rhode Island Department of Transportation

    State Office Building, 2 Capitol Hill
    Providence, RI  United States  02903
  • Authors:
    • Valentini, Dean
    • Cerio, Robert S
  • Publication Date: 2014-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 158p

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  • Accession Number: 01518887
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Mar 6 2014 2:50PM