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Particle emission from rail vehicles: A literature review
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Elements. (KTH railway group)
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Elements.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.), Machine Elements. (KTH railway group)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2489-0688
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, Sage Publications, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Emission of airborne particles is a side effect from rail transport. This work reviews recent research on particle emissions from rail vehicles. Both exhaust and non-exhaust particle emissions are characterized by size, morphology, composition, and size distribution. Current legislation, knowledge of adverse health effects, and available and proposed solutions for emission reductions are also treated. There has been much focus on exhaust emissions, but only a few limited studies have investigated non-exhaust particle emissions, which contain a significant amount of metallic materials. A new method for measuring the airborne wear particle emission rate (AWPER) is proposed as a first step to guide new legislations and to focus further research on non-exhaust airborne emission, i.e., research on the generation mechanisms for particle emissions and their adverse health effects.

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Sage Publications, 2012.
Keyword [en]
airborne particles, composition, legislation, morphology, rail traffic
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Tribology Other Environmental Engineering
Research subject
Järnvägsgruppen - Effektiva tågsystem för persontrafik; Järnvägsgruppen - Effektiva tågsystem för godstrafik; Järnvägsgruppen - Gröna tåget; Järnvägsgruppen - Infrastruktur; The KTH Railway Group - Tribology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-63584OAI: diva2:482389
The First International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 18-20 April 2012

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