Volume No. 2 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 243-249 October-December 200

 

CARBON MONOXIDE IN AUTOMOBILE EXHAUST: A CASE OF FOUR

 

H. K. Padhiari1, D. Mohan* and Bhamawat Prayut M.K.2

1. FPRM, Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat (India)

 

Received on : August 13, 2007

 

ABSTRACT

 

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a highly poisonous, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. The largest CO emissions are produced in urban areas as a part of exhaust of internal combustion engines, especially in case of automobiles with petrol engines. CO concentration in ambient air is of major concern due to its strongly adverse health impacts. This paper presents the salient findings obtained as a result of experimental study conducted to determine CO concentration in the exhaust of four-wheeler petrol driven vehicles in case of four-wheeler automobiles on the roads in Varanasi city, India. These emission-values have also been compared with the prevailing pollution control standards. A total of seventy nine petrol-driven four-wheeler automobiles were examined for the concentration of CO in their exhaust. About 40% of the petrol driven vehicles failed to meet even Pollution under Control (PUC) Certification criteria.

 

Keywords : Automobile-exhaust , Carbon Monoxide, Four-wheeler vehicles, Combustion, Automotive traffic movement

 

 

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