More than two weeks have passed since my last post. The reason for not publishing something new was a conference, in which I had to participate and present a part of my research work. The conference was TRA 2014 and took place in Paris. I spent almost the entire previous week there. In the paragraphs below, you will find a text version of one of the papers that I presented there. If you like, you can download the original poster version in PDF format. I hope that you will find it interesting. Maybe within the week, I will publish another poster from the TRA conference.
- Improvement, determination, and harmonization of road transport exhaust PM emission factors (EF). Several other compounds are included (34 compounds in total).
- Vehicles/Technologies: all vehicles / all technologies (pro-Euro – Euro 7).
- COPERT 4 and a combined methodology (literature review plus COPERT 4).
- EFs correspond to urban, rural and highway conditions. For pre-Euro – Euro 5 technologies two different urban conditions (peak and off-peak).
- For technologies, pre-Euro and Euro1 – Euro 4 (PCs and LDVs), Euro I – Euro IV (HDVs, Buses, and Coaches) and Euro 1 – Euro 2 (Mopeds and Motorcycles), the database includes EFs for the EU-27 and each country member separately.
- For the newest technologies, only one EF for each pollutant for all EU-27 countries (it does not take into account the share of vehicles cars in different countries, the driving conditions or climatic conditions).
Road transport PM results
Passenger Cars and Light-Duty Vehicles
Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Buses, and Coaches
- A database of road transport EFs was developed based on COPERT 4 and a detailed survey of the available literature.
- Although increased accuracy may be achieved by a more detailed procedure with COPERT (when the appropriate information and data be available), significant differences are not expected given the evolution of vehicle, fuel, aftertreatment, etc, technology.
The file is in PDF format.