Evaluation of Air Emission Modal Models: For Use in Optimizing Log Transport

The objective of the project is to evaluate the net benefit in the reduction of green house gasses from optimization of log movements. Factors in the vehicle operating environment that may affect modal emissions, such as, external conditions, vehicle fleet characteristics, vehicle activities, vehicle gasoline specifications, inspection and maintenance programs and anti-tampering programs, etc. are considered. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) MOBILE 6 is selected to predict gram per mile emissions of green house gasses based on average speeds for each fleet type under various conditions. Pilot input data will be collected for MOBILE 6 to estimate the emission impacts from changes in driving characteristics associated with traffic operations improvements. Large scale input data will be collected to evaluate the net benefit in the reduction of green house gasses from the optimization of log movement.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $18274.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    CFIRE 02-24

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)

    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    1415 Engineering Drive, 2205 Engineering Hall
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Project Managers:

    Waidley, Greg

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Wisconsin, Superior

    Transportation and Logistics Research Center
    Superior, WI  United States  54880
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cao, Mei

  • Start Date: 20080400
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20081200
  • Source Data: RiP Project 21460

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01468362
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: CFIRE 02-24
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:49PM