HARC is assisting Purify Fuel Inc.
Diesel Engine Testing Facility
Advanced engine control strategies and after-treatment control strategies are being developed to meet stringent emissions regulations for large diesel engines. HARC's heavy duty diesel testing lab is used to evaluate the best emissions control technologies for diesel engines used in transportation and stationary applications. Other activities for this lab include engine retrofits and in-field testing of emissions from diesel and natural gas engines.
The Diesel Engine Testing Facility is managed by Dr. Yiqun Huang, Senior Research Scientist and Program Director of Engine and Emissions Control. The lab is capable of providing services to industry as well as other interested organizations.
Research Associate, Engine and Emissions Control
HARC Research Scientists abstract was accepted at SAE 2014 World Congress and Exhibition, April 8-10, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.
Continuity and collaboration are two key features of work by HARC toward reducing health-threatening emissions from diesel-powered vehicles such as trucks and off-road equipment.
HARC collaborated with GRIDbot, Good Company Associates, and City of Houston to provide technical support for the demonstration of the GRIDbot charging station infrastructure.
The oil and gas industry is adopting technologies for cleaner generators and the application of emission controls on diesel engines. Members of the industry are also switching from diesel engines to engines that operate on cleaner natural gas.
In 2015 HARC completed a project that identified the primary sources of fine particulate matter or PM2.5 pollutants in Harris County as well as the control measures that can be used to reduce them. Each control measure has a unique efficiency and cost.
HARC is working with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to identify inexpensive methane sensors that can be deployed in a variety of oil and gas operations to rapidly identify and facilitate repair of natural gas leaks.