HARC is assisting Purify Fuel Inc.
Diesel Engine Testing Facility
Advanced engine control strategies and after-treatment control strategies are being developed to meet stringent emissions regulations for large diesel engines. HARC's heavy duty diesel testing lab is used to evaluate the best emissions control technologies for diesel engines used in transportation and stationary applications. Other activities for this lab include engine retrofits and in-field testing of emissions from diesel and natural gas engines.
The Diesel Engine Testing Facility is managed by Dr. Yiqun Huang, Senior Research Scientist and Program Director of Engine and Emissions Control. The lab is capable of providing services to industry as well as other interested organizations.
HARC Research Scientists abstract was accepted at SAE 2014 World Congress and Exhibition, April 8-10, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.
Continuity and collaboration are two key features of work by HARC toward reducing health-threatening emissions from diesel-powered vehicles such as trucks and off-road equipment.
The electric system is experiencing rapid growth in the adoption of a mix of distributed renewable and fossil fuel sources, along with increasing amounts of off-grid generation.
With financial support from the Environmental Defense Fund, Dr. Eduardo (Jay) Olaguer used the HARC microscale air quality model to assess the ozone impacts of oil and gas production facilities in the Eagle Ford Shale.
The oil and gas industry is adopting technologies for cleaner generators and the application of emission controls on diesel engines. Members of the industry are also switching from diesel engines to engines that operate on cleaner natural gas.
In 2015 HARC completed a project that identified the primary sources of fine particulate matter or PM2.5 pollutants in Harris County as well as the control measures that can be used to reduce them. Each control measure has a unique efficiency and cost.