||Diesel Technology: Impacts of Diesel-Powered Light-Duty Vehicles.
||National Research Council, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.;Department of Transportation, Washington, DC.
Diesel engines ;
Air pollution ;
Environmental impacts ;
Technology assessment ;
Exhaust emissions ;
Fuel consumption ;
Air pollution control equipment ;
Noise reduction ;
Diesel fuels ;
Light duty vehicles
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The NRC was asked to evaluate the research and public policy issues associated with the prospective widespread use of diesel-powered light-duty vehicles in the U.S. The NRC established a Diesel Impact Study Committee that formed 4 panels to examine the technological, environmental, human health effect, and public policy issues. The Technology Panel provided the committee with a comprehensive discussion of the boundaries of technology and engineering design that might accomodate both fuel economy goals and requirements for reduction of environment and health hazards identified with the operation of diesel powered cars. Diesel engines emit higher levels of particulate and oxides of nitrogen (NOx), but lower levels of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons than the conventional catalyst-equipped gasoline engine.