NATURAL GAS IN THE BUS ENGINE

AARDGAS IN DE BUSMOTOR, EEN ALTERNATIEF MET PERSPECTIEF

Buses in the town and in the region for public transport mostly use the diesel engine. The diesel fuel is relatively cheap by a low tax, but causes problems for the environment. To prevent the damaging process of the exhaust fumes caused by the diesel fuel, a new kind of engine has been developed running on natural gas, especially for the use in such buses. A prototype of this motor was set in a bus and tested. The exhaust emissions were very low. The nitrogen oxyde emission proved to be a factor ten lower, the carbon monoxide emission was a factor twenty five lower and the emission of higher hydroncarbonates even with a factor hunderd. Soot and stinch were not present. The emission prooved to be under the future rigid Americain specifications for such heavy vehicles. For the covering abstract of the publication see IRRD 871620.

  • Corporate Authors:

    NEDERLANDSE MAATSCHAPPIJ VOOR ENERGIE EN MILIEU NOVEM

    SINT JACOBSSTRAAT 62
    UTRECHT,   Netherlands  3503 RE
  • Authors:
    • KLIMSTRA, J
  • Publication Date: 1992-3

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  • Dutch

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  • Accession Number: 00712329
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM