Diesel emissions take centrestage at meet

Dr R S Mahwar, additional director, Central Pollution Control Board, spoke on vehicular pollution and the measures taken by government to control emissions from diesel vehicles. He also analysed diesel fuel patterns in India. Manoj Solanki, country manager, Cummins Emissions Solutions, India also presented his case study on the practice of using SCR to meet future NOx emissions standards. According to Solanki, it is an aqueous urea solution containing 32.5 percent urea and 67.5 percent water b

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As the country moves towards improved air quality and the market comes to terms with these latest standards, there are still questions with regard to how best to meet the test, the most appropriate and cost effective technologies, and how the market must develop to meet prospective emissions legislation in India.

Tim Cheyne, director, Environment and Emissions, Integer, delivered the opening address and welcomed the guests. “As part of the successful global diesel emissions and ADblue series, the first Diesel Emissions Conference in India will provide a precious opportunity to share ideas with around 200 stakeholders from all over the world,” he said.

A K Jindal, head of technology, Tata Motors spoke on the emissions control technology trends in the Indian and global diesel vehicle markets. He said, “Global emission reductions in the transport sector can be achieved through comprehensive measures like keeping Indian scenario in mind for low cost, ease of service, fuel variability, geographical spread and other factors.” He also stressed on the fact that complete vehicle systems will be the focus of improvement to achieve overall carbon dioxide reduction. While fuel efficiency will be mainly consumer-driven, emission reduction will be driven by regulatory requirements.

Another big challenge, India has on its hands is clean air. Sophie Punte, executive director, CAI-ASIA, threw light on the measures being taken to reduce emissions from transport, its policies, programmes and technologies. Punte said that improving public transport will go a long way in pollution reduction. “Ahmedabad has the best BRT system in the country as of now and Guangzhou is the best in Asia,” she revealed. In conclusion, she said that diesel vehicles present untapped opportunities to reduce fuel costs, air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. “A mixture of strategies are needed as also standards and schemes, behaviour, technologies/fleet logistics improvements are necessary,” Punte added

Dr Sougato Chaterjee, technology manager, Johnson Mathey also spoke on SCR technology and the advancement in NOx control. ?
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