Evaluation of Air Emission Modal Models

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Primary Investigator

Jane Lin
University of Illinois, Chicago
janelin@uic.edu

Abstract

To evaluate the net benefit in the reduction of green house gasses from optimization of log movements. Factors in the vehicle operating environment that may affect modal emissions, such as, external conditions, vehicle fleet characteristics, vehicle activities, vehicle gasoline specifications, inspection and maintenance programs and anti-tampering programs, etc. are considered.  EPA’s MOBILE 6 is selected to predict gram per mile emissions of green house gasses based on average speeds for each fleet type under various conditions. Pilot input data will be collected for MOBILE 6 to estimate the emission impacts from changes in driving characteristics associated with traffic operations improvements. Large scale input data will be collected to evaluate the net benefit in the reduction of green house gasses from the optimization of log movement.

Objectives

A preliminary investigation into the net benefit in the reduction of green house gasses from optimization of log movements.

Tasks

  1. Literature review
  2. Research relevant software packages
  3. Research relevant laws and regulations

Project Information

  • Duration: 8 months
  • Dates: April 2008 – December 2008
  • Budget: $18,274
  • Student Involvement: Two undergraduates
  • Modal Orientation: Highway
  • Project ID: CFIRE 02-24
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