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New Stanford Hospital First to Install OSP Seismic Rated Diesel Particulate Filters

Posted by Peter Bransfield on Jul 26, 2019 11:15:00 AM

RYPOS, Inc., developer and manufacturer of advanced, exhaust filtration systems that reduce harmful emissions from diesel engines, and Stanford Medicine, a leader in pioneering research, creative teaching protocols and effective clinical therapies, are pleased to announce the first installation and approval of an OSP special seismic certification pre-approved diesel particulate filter for the new emergency power station at New Stanford Hospital medical center.

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Tags: Power Generation, Regulation, Diesel Particulate, OSP

Reliability Considerations when Selecting DPF for your Power Generation

Posted by Greg Korst on Jul 21, 2019 5:14:00 PM

 

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Tags: Diesel Particulate Filter, Technology, Reliability, Emergency Generator, Power Generation

Texas A&M Study Shows Severe Air Pollution Can Cause Birth Defects, Deaths

Posted by Rypos on Jun 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

In a comprehensive study, researchers from Texas A&M University have determined that harmful particulate matter in the atmosphere can produce birth defects and even fatalities during pregnancy using the animal model.

The team of researchers from Texas A&M's Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Geosciences, the Texas A&M Health Science Center, and colleagues from the University of California-San Diego has had their findings published in the current issue of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).

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Tags: Polution, Child Health

A New View of Wintertime Air Pollution

Posted by Peter Bransfield on May 31, 2019 1:35:00 PM

The processes that create ozone pollution in the summer can also trigger the formation of wintertime air pollution, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and NOAA, in partnership with the University of Utah. The team's unexpected finding suggests that in the U.S. West and elsewhere, certain efforts to reduce harmful wintertime air pollution could backfire.

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Tags: Polution, Research

Sen. Ed Markey Proposes "Green Infrastructure" Package

Posted by Rypos on May 26, 2019 1:00:00 PM

A senator key to infrastructure and trucking policy negotiations on Capitol Hill has proposed modernizing the country’s transportation grid via green-centric initiatives.

Through a so-called green infrastructure package, Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey (D), a member of the trucking and surface transportation panels, is calling on colleagues to reduce energy consumption, incorporate climate change science into transportation projects and expand the affordability and availability of electric and energy-efficient vehicles.

The senator also proposes investments in new energy-efficient schools, improvements in drinking water and reducing emissions at airports, ports and waterways.

Any deal on an infrastructure package must include measures to promote our clean-energy economy and mitigate the dangers posed by climate change.

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Tags: Power Generation, Clean Diesel, Regulation, Infrastructure

Air Pollution Is Slowly Killing Us All, New Global Study Claims

Posted by Rypos on May 22, 2019 4:00:00 PM

It wasn’t that long ago that most of us had never heard of fine particulate matter, or FPM. It’s a term that first appeared in news reports surrounding the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal.

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Tags: Diesel Particulate Filter, World Health Organization, Emissions, Pollution

Environmental Health Hazards Impacting The City Of Long Beach

Posted by Greg Korst on May 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM

When it comes to air quality, Long Beach and Los Angeles County rank among the most polluted areas in the nation. According to the 2019 “State of the Air” report released by the American Lung Association (ALA) last month, Southern California residents “face the most challenging air pollution levels in the United States.”

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Tags: Emissions, Air Quality, Pollution, Ports

Global Emissions Hit Record as Energy Demand Boosts Fuel Use

Posted by Rypos on Apr 24, 2019 1:15:00 PM

Carbon emissions from fossil-fuel use hit a record last year after energy demand grew at its fastest pace in a decade, reflecting higher oil consumption in the U.S. and more coal burning in China and India.

Those findings from the International Energy Agency mark a setback for the effort to rein in the pollution blamed for global warming just three years after a landmark deal in Paris where all nations committed to cut emissions.


The figures showed that natural gas is becoming a preferred fuel for factories and utilities while the pace of installing renewable forms of energy is lagging. The report also indicated the strength of the global economic expansion last year, with gains in electricity consumption and more notably in the U.S.

“We have seen spectacular growth of the economy in the U.S.,” said Fatih Birol, executive director of the Paris-based institution advising nations on energy policy. “We have seen several new petrochemical projects coming online.”

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Tags: Emissions, Air Quality, Pollution

The Ports of LA/Long Beach Release Latest “Clean Truck” Goals Report

Posted by Rypos on Apr 10, 2019 3:30:00 PM

The final document incorporates public comment, which reflects the views of a wide and diverse group of constituents.

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Tags: Technology, California, Clean Diesel, Ports

New Senate Bill SB210 Would Require Smog-Check Compliance for Big-Rig Diesels

Posted by Peter Bransfield on Feb 28, 2019 9:11:00 PM

Owners of older cars and light trucks in California have long known that smog certification is required every other year as a condition of vehicle registration. No certification, no registration. It’s been that way since 1984. Big rigs, unlike passenger vehicles, don’t have to pass state smog checks. Diesel trucks spew the major portion of oxides of nitrogen and diesel particulate matter into California’s air.

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Tags: Compliance, Transportation, California