Biniwale , Rajesh B. and Balloffet, A F (2007) Estimation of effect of gasoline quality improvement on reduction of air toxic emissions in Dhaka. Current Science, 93 (7). pp. 963-966. ISSN 0011-3891

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Gasoline quality improvement alone can reduce total pollution load from vehicles to a considerable extent. A spreadsheet-based model has been developed in the present study to demonstrate this. An annual emission inventory for gasoline-driven vehicles was prepared with respect to volatile organic compounds, toxic air pollutants and nitrogen oxides using vehicle popula tion data, growth rate of vehicles and usage characteris-tics in Dhaka. Results of the present and projected air toxic emission inventory using planned improvement in gasoline quality reveal that an emission reduction of about 20% may be achieved. A significant reduction of about 60% in pollutants like benzene justifies gasoline quality improvement in a developing country like Bangladesh. Keywords: Exhaust volatile organic compounds, gaso-line quality, polycyclic organic matter, toxic air pollutants

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exhaust Volatile Organic Compounds; Gasoline Quality; Polycyclic Organic Matter; Toxic Air Pollutants
Subjects: Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Rajesh Biniwale
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 09:18
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 09:18

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