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Posted by Eeyore on June 15, 2008, 6:10 pm
 


daestrom wrote:


http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/11/13/video-saab-trionic-actually-cleans-the-air/

But I was talking about city street air to be fair.



That was simply the demo they chose for effect.

The Trionic sales literature in fact says it DOES 'clean' typical city air.

I must see if I can find my 9000's latest emissions readout. It was bloody low
even after
160k mi of engine wear.

Graham


Posted by daestrom on June 15, 2008, 7:28 pm
 
Eeyore wrote:

http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/11/13/video-saab-trionic-actually-cleans-the-air/

Well in Jersey City New Jersey, the carbon monoxide values are show here.
(and we've all heard the jokes about New Jersey )
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/airmon/jer.htm

But note that '100' on the scale (between yellow and orange) is not 100 ppm
but '100% of the health standard' which is 9 ppm for CO.

For Cambridge...
http://www.iosoft.co.uk/ccc/air24co.php
shows less than 5 ppm today.

Of course it is Sunday, it probably will read much higher tomorrow (Monday),
but I think it will still be lower than 100 ppm.


It took me a while to find it, but the NY limits on CO and hydrocarbon
emissions for a new vehicle at idle appear to be 220 ppm HC and 1.2% CO.
That's over ten times more CO than what is shown in the video.  So clearly
there is a lot of room for improvement in US auto emissions.
http://www.dec.ny.gov/regs/4258.html

daestrom


Posted by clare at snyder dot ontario do on June 14, 2008, 1:24 pm
 On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 05:18:06 +0100, Eeyore


And you sure needed them. In 1973 in downtown london on a good day you
couldn't see 3 blocks and you cpould cut the stinky air with a dull
knife.
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Posted by Eeyore on June 14, 2008, 1:38 pm
 

clare, at, snyder, dot, ontario, dot, canada wrote:


Eh ? I dare say it wasn't perfect.

Have you ever actually lived in the UK ?

Graham


Posted by daestrom on June 13, 2008, 10:54 pm
 

Well air quality in northern Michigan where I grew up was never much of an
issue.  But when I was young (late 50's) you had to get a tetnus shot if you
fell into some lakes / rivers.  It was so polluted you couldn't see down two
feet into the water.

Visiting the same area now you can see down ten to fifteen feet to the lake
bottom standing on docks.  A lot of the reason is the Clean Water Act.  And
the other big reason is the invasive Zebra Mussel.

YMMV

daestrom


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