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This past September the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen (VW) had installed software in diesel engine cars sold in the American market to boost their emissions test results. Altogether, roughly 482,000 VW vehicles of various models, as well as Audi A3s — which are manufactured by VW — passed EPA emissions tests using this software.The EPA, Environment Canada, the European Environment Agency, and other environmental protection agencies across the globe strictly control the emissions levels that vehicles are allowed to create. They do this for a number of important reasons.
Gasoline and diesel emissions can be dangerous to human respiratory health. It can damage ecosystems and water sources. It contributes hugely to global warming and global climate change. Investment in renewable energy sources, increased conservation efforts, and purchasing low-emissions cars are all ways in which consumers seek to help counter the effects of harmful emissions. This slows the impact of climate change.
The recently concluded Paris Climate Summit brings the discussion of climate change to the international forefront again. Countries such as Canada are committing to aggressive targets . They have joined with a number of island nations to call for a temperature increase capped at 1.5ºC, as opposed to the 2ºC limit goal held by other nations. Including the United States.
In order to achieve these ambitious targets technology will be a key tool in helping consumers and businesses reduce their emission footprint.
Gas Analyzers for Emissions TestingAt Nova Analytical Systems, we understand the importance of reliable and accurate emissions testing. That is why we offer a portable engine exhaust analyzer, the Nova 7460 Series Portable Engine Exhaust Analyzer. Not all fuel sources are the same.This means that not all exhaust emissions are the same. To ensure that you are testing for the correct substances, Nova 7460 can be customized . It can test for one or more of the following gases:
- Carbon Dioxide
- Carbon Monoxide
- Hydrocarbons — calibrated as either propane or hexane, depending on engine type
- Nitric Oxide
- Nitrogen Dioxide