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Special Issue "Vehicle Emissions: New Challenges and Potential Solutions"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Pollution Control".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2023) | Viewed by 8949
Special Issue Editor
Interests: vehicle emissions; particle number emissions; on-board monitoring
Special Issue Information
Although mobility brings many benefits for its users, it does not come without costs for society. These include greenhouse gas emissions, air, noise and water pollution. By far the most serious challenge facing the transport sector is to significantly reduce its emissions and become more sustainable. Greener low-emission vehicles are key for reducing the impact of transport on human health and the environment, particularly in cities.
Increasingly stringent emission standards have been introduced or are planned in several countries to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and pollutant emissions from vehicles, expected to be monitored and controlled under wider operating/driving conditions as well. The range of regulated pollutants is becoming wider, with non-exhaust emissions such as brake and tyre wear particles drawing more and more attention from regulatory bodies. New emission control concepts such as on-board monitoring and remote sensing are being explored to identify malfunctioning or tampered vehicles. Periodic technical inspection (PTI) in some countries have added the particle number to detect malfunctioning particulate filters, whereas methods for detecting malfunctioning NOx abatement systems are under investigation. On the vehicle side, the increasing complexity of the technology used to comply with the standards (hybridization, new emission control devices, new operating strategies, etc.), as well as the use of alternative fuels, pose new challenges to properly control the environmental performance of modern vehicles.
This still requires a significant research effort, both for vehicle technology and measurement instruments/techniques. Upcoming regulations will need new instruments with new principles of measurements, sensitive enough for low emission levels, particularly for on-board systems. Measuring increasingly low emission levels in extreme conditions is a challenge and calibration procedures are important. Advanced modeling and simulation tools are essential, not only for research and development (R&D), but also for regulatory purposes. This Special Issue collects the latest results of the most advanced research in the field of vehicle emissions.
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- vehicle emissions
- non-exhaust emissions
- real driving emissions
- on-board monitoring
- remote sensing
- periodic technical inspection (PTI)
- after-treatment technologies
- unregulated pollutants
- measuring equipment and calibration
- testing methodologies
- alternative fuels
- hybrid vehicles