COMBATTING URBAN AIR POLLUTION THROUGH NATURAL GAS VEHICLE (NGV) ANALYSIS, TESTING, AND DEMONSTRATION
Deteriorating urban air quality ranks as a top concern world-wide, 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.
- CNG conference, Cairo (Egypt), 20-21 Nov 1994. Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Argonne National Laboratory9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL United States 60439
- Publication Date: 1995
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Air quality management; Alternate fuels; Compressed natural gas; Economic factors; Motor vehicles; Natural gas; Regulatory constraints; Technology assessment; Vehicles by motive power
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic considerations
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00719120
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: ANL-ES-CP-85156,, CONF-9411214-SUMM
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 16 1996 12:00AM